|WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)||
European Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), valid in Germany since March 2005, which obligates all manufacturers to accept the return of waste equipment. T-Mobile introduced measures aimed at recycling old cell phones in 2003, and was thus one step ahead of the European Directive.
A Wiki (short for WikiWiki or WikiWeb) is a system for websites whose contents can both be read as well as modified by users online. Usually, a simple markup language is used instead of HTML for editing the contents. The most well-known application is the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
|WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)||
WiMax is a new standard for regional radio networks of the third and fourth generation. WiMax is being considered both as a stationary as well as a mobile alternative or complement to DSL lines and UMTS connections.
|WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)||
Wireless networks for mobile Internet access. The network can also connect multiple computers to each other or to a central information system, a printer, or a scanner.
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) or Wi-Fi (a term introduced for marketing purposes) refers to a widespread technology for wireless data exchange including high-speed Internet connection via radio in a computer network. Hotspots give users access to the network.