High-powered smart radio conference in Virginia on Friday: The Smart Radio: Smart Markets and Policies event is high powered in terms of presenters and panelists; smart radios themselves can be quite low power and still be highly effective. The topics include a panel on the "white space" proposals in which empty areas in the TV spectrum would be used for next-generation telecom. The event is in Arlington; $100 fee for a day of knowledge.
Trustive launches hotspot network with 20,000 locations. connection software: The firm will offer a variety of access plans that are all metered, ranging from prepaid offerings of 275 and 575 minutes (used within 12 months from first connection) for €30 and €60, respectively; to 150 and 450 minutes per month with a one-year commitment at €15 and €40, respectively. 40 percent of Trustive's locations are The Cloud hotspots. They've released Hotspotter, a network connection tool, that incorporates email proxying.
European powerline networking standard advances: 10 firms are now certified interoperable using the Universal Powerline Association (UPA) standard for data over electrical circuits. UPA is not interoperable with HomePlug, which has seen primarily US inroads.
Housing project in SF gets Wi-Fi: Volunteers install Meraki mesh gear to power a network at the 135-unit project. About $100K in funds comes from the city and a non-profit group. 16 Mbps of service is aggregated into the network. A computer lab is available in an unused apartment.
Telstra opens hotspots for Nintendo DS in Australia: 1,000 locations for gamers at no cost.
EarthLink to build 26 sq mi network in Arlington County: The network will span the Virginia county.