The Austin Wireless Alliance (AWA) is a non-profit membership organization whose primary objective is to develop, sustain, and promote Austin as a global leader in business activity, technical innovation, and community participation within the wireless industry. 
CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008
Wednesday, September 10 - Friday, September 12
2008 Antenna Systems / Short-Range Wireless Conference
Thursday, September 25 - Saturday, September 27
Texas Wireless Summit
Tuesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 16

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TWS Call for Speakers
The 2008 Texas Wireless Summit announced their "Call for Speakers".   The call for keynote and panel speakers for the upcoming TWS on October 15th-16th was sent out to all AWA members and affiliates in late June.   If you did not receive this announcement or wish to enter a potential speaker, please email Marisa Sladek at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Freescale Introduces Industry's First Multi-Standard Accelerator

MSBA8100 Device Replaces Expensive FPGA or Custom ASIC Devices

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a bold move to fundamentally advance next-generation broadband wireless base station design, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the industry's first multi-standard baseband accelerator device. The first accelerator to support 3G-LTE, the MSBA8100 also supports the emerging wireless WiMAX, HSPA+ and TDD-LTE standards, enabling manufacturers of wireless infrastructure equipment to create substantially lower-cost, differentiated channel cards.

Fast Food Wi-Fi Hits Milestone

Matt Hamblen, Computerworld 

Wayport Inc. said last week it has passed the 10,000 mark for network deployments in McDonald's restaurants, including more than 9,300 locations that provide public access Wi-Fi.