Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Gigabit Alliance to Merge
The Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Gigabit Alliance today announced plans to unify their efforts moving forward. They have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two organizations consolidate their activity and finances under the Wi-Fi Alliance name. The organizations feel that the progress made by the WiGig technology standard in recent years is a natural complement to Wi-Fi for short-range mobile broadband applications. They also believe the merger will lead to more efficient work on future short-range wireless broadband standards and technologies. The first Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification program for WiGig products is expected to launch by the end of 2013. The Wi-Fi Alliance and the WiGig Alliance expect to complete the transaction by the middle of the year.
PMA and A4WP Rebrand As the AirFuel Alliance
Nov 3, 2015
The Power Matters Alliance and Alliance for Wireless Power today announced plans to fully merge organizations under the AirFuel Alliance brand. The standard-bearers for wireless charging agreed to work together earlier this year, and today's rebranding is the final step in the process of creating a single consortium committed to improving the standards for and experience of wireless charging.
WiFi Alliance to Start Certifying WiGig Gear
Oct 24, 2016
The WiFi Alliance today said much faster WiFi is coming to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other gear starting next year. The organization announced the WiFi Certified WiGig program, which will ensure compatibility between various WiFi technologies.
T-Mobile and Sprint Agree to Merge and Unite Under T-Mobile Brand and Leadership
Apr 29, 2018
T-Mobile and Sprint today announced plans to merge in an all-stock deal that will create a "New T-Mobile" worth $146 billion. The new company's combined radio spectrum assets will allow it to accelerate deployment of 5G technology.
FCC and FTC Agree On Investigative Roles
Nov 16, 2015
The FCC and FTC today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that defines how the two agencies will work together moving forward. The FCC and FTC have relied on a MOU from 2003 to coordinate on investigations and consumer protection actions.