You might have noticed some missing buttons: As whizzing data wirelessly has become so hopelessly quotidian, the need for six separate sites covering the field has also become something too much. When I launched Wi-Fi Networking News (as 802.11b Networking News!) nearly 8 years ago, there was an explosion of information about and interest in all things to do with wireless data.
When WiMax started to percolate as something interesting, I added WiMax Networking News, as it seemed the news from that field might overwhelm home, office, and metro-scale Wi-Fi stories. Later, I separated things out further into MIMO + N, Cell Data, Public Safety, and VoWLAN (VoIP over wireless LAN).
Turned out I may have been, shall we say, optimistic? I'm no empire builder, but trends seemed to indicate in 2006 that there would be ever more news in these areas that warranted closer coverage. Instead, as wireless data is routinely expected to be available everywhere, and as technology simply works better, there's less variety to report. Enterprise tech retreated into trade publications; municipal Wi-Fi shrunk and changed; and Wi-Fi home gateways mostly differentiate on price, brand, and a few unique features.
In rebuilding the site around Movable Type 4, an upgrade to the publishing platform I've been using for years, it also made sense to remove the row of buttons linking to sites that haven't been updated in months or longer. Those sites will remain live and can be found through Google, but they'll no longer be updated.
Instead, you can find all the news about wireless data of all stripes right here.