SPOTLIGHT: Walk'n'Web can't compete with broadband

T-Mobile Europe's CEO Rene Oberman suggested that the company's mobile Internet service, Walk'n'Web, will surpass broadband speeds once HSDPA launches next year. However, HSDPA will provide little more than 1.8 Mbps and that's only on downloads within a few feet of the 3G phone mast. A recent study by Analysys argues that if 40 percent of subscribers watch eight minutes of video per day on their mobile phones, the data requirement would exceed capacity on 3G networks. The upload speed will be similar to fax speed at 64 Kbps. Article


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