Wi-LAN makes deals, expects more before suit
Wi-LAN this evening said the delay in its Wi-Fi lawsuit had borne fruit as it had made some settlement deals and expected more before the February 2 trial. It struck deals with 2Wire, Belkin, Lenovo, Marvell, Netgear and Westell over the past few weeks. It also anticipated that Apple, Dell, D-Link, HP, Sony and Toshiba would cave before Wednesday.
Verizon to out 802.11n FiOS router this summer
According to Verizon spokesperson Bill Kula, Verizon will release a home Wi-Fi router for its FiOS fiber optic service that supports the 802.11n standard this summer. Thus far, the available Actiontec and Westell hotspots don't support the faster Wi-Fi and have required that users add their own routers.
Verizon FIOS Router Boost
Verizon today said it has upgraded the custom-modified routers for its FIOS fiber-optic Internet service to prep them for the future as well as to give users more control over their home networks. The new versions of the firm's Actiontec and Westell routers support local connection speeds of as much as 175Mbps (up from 75Mbps) that makes sure devices inside the house can make the most of the connection. Each device also supports as many as four Wi-Fi access points at the same time that can be used for public or private networks.