The latest generation of computers that come with Wi-Fi chips already installed is raising concerns that the high-speed wireless Internet technology may interfere with airplane communications. Although the Boeing Co. has already tested wireless on some airlines, the FAA is calling for a more in-depth study.
Demand for teleconferencing has spiked in Asia and in the U.S. due to the SARS outbreak. High costs for teleconferencing equipment and limits on corporate spending have kept the market flat the past two years, says one analyst.
Wireless equipment maker Andrew Corp. has reached a deal to buy Allen Telecom for about $500 million in stock. The move would make Andrew the world's top supplier of wireless antennas, cables and other wireless gear.