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Tumbling costs may have caused an explosion of Radio Frequency Identification tags in recent years, but problems with international compatibility, interference and privacy remain.
Tensions are mounting at the ballot resolution meeting for the existing international WLAN security standard 8802-11 which got underway in Prague this week.
One of the central policy objectives of the European Commission is said to be coming under pressure at the Regional Radio Conference in Geneva where now, in the third week, the discussions are beginning to hot up.
It is technically possible to use the GSM bands for 3G says the European regulators organisation, CEPT, but so far only France has agreed to do this and a consistent EU approach seems unlikely.
After long and hard negotiations the concession to build Norway’s new digital television network has gone to NTV (Norges Televisjon), owned jointly by the three terrestrial channels.