Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Is it worth waiting for 3G when we can have pervarsive wi-fi?
Posted on 12-Jun-2003 09:50. | Tags Filed under: News.



"A few years ago, proponents of third-generation (3G) mobile networks told us that networkers would have abandoned copper and fiber by now. They imagined a world without wires, in which cell phones displaced land lines, and people surfed the Web or accessed their company networks from a cafe, airport, or park.

They were right about the applications, but wrong about the technology. Though cell phones are more popular than ever and surfers are connecting to the Internet wirelessly, there's little connection between the two. Instead of accessing 3G networks through futuristic converged devices, most wireless workers reserve their cell phones for voice and use laptops with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) cards for data. With Wi-Fi already both faster and cheaper than 3G, many networkers see the latter as irrelevant."

Click on the link below for the full article.


More information: http://www.networkmagazine.com/shared/article...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

What's your take on this whole no conviction rugby thing.
Created by Mspec, last reply by Fred99 on 1-Oct-2016 11:22 (120 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Getting Your Daily Fix - Sites you have to check everyday
Created by firefuze, last reply by Brumfondl on 29-Sep-2016 19:45 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Gigabit in Auckland?
Created by jords12, last reply by jandal160165 on 1-Oct-2016 16:47 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by eracode on 30-Sep-2016 10:01 (976 replies)
Pages... 64 65 66


Forza horizon 3 $20 usd pricing error
Created by Stan, last reply by Benoire on 1-Oct-2016 15:02 (14 replies)

Housing prices....
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by Linuxluver on 30-Sep-2016 20:21 (113 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Goodbye 2Degrees - Anyone for Slingshot ?
Created by angelars, last reply by jarledb on 30-Sep-2016 16:05 (14 replies)

When do the 'free' UFB installs end?
Created by ZollyMonsta, last reply by chevrolux on 29-Sep-2016 19:30 (14 replies)