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.
GPRS subscription numbers up 47% in Q4 2002
Posted on 24-Apr-2003 10:27 | Tags Filed under: News


GPRS subscription numbers up 47% in Q4 2002
New statistics released by EMC indicate that GPRS subscriptions continue to grow quarter on quarter although still accounting for less than 1% of the world's GSM subscriber base. The data shows an encouraging increase in the number of GPRS users with 47% growth in Q4 2002.

The current figures exclude MMS only users, so that the size of the true GPRS data market can be measured.

GPRS service is available on 147 networks in 58 countries with 6.4 million subscribers, showing a 9% growth in GPRS launches in Q4 vs 19% in Q3 2002.

With the new 3G networks being deployed (UK, Italy, Australia and Japan) public expect more from their mobile devices. Some operators, not wanting to outlay huge amount of money on upgrading current idle network, prefer to enhance the experience with GPRS, a 2.5G technology (Vodafone live! Telecom Xtra Mobile for instance).

O2 (former British Telecom) is conducting a trial of video streaming on their GPRS network and Vodafone put the soccer match Brazil x Portugal to their GPRS users in Europe.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

IPv6 beta for Bigpipe
Created by JoshBigpipe, last reply by IPv6pipe on 30-Mar-2017 21:22 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by MikeB4 on 31-Mar-2017 11:27 (3716 replies)
Pages... 246 247 248


Dell laptops shipping with 10/100 ethernet adapters -Am I being ripped off?
Created by Fishfingers, last reply by networkn on 27-Mar-2017 17:54 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


USB sticks for backup (Sandisk Extremes).
Created by rayonline, last reply by MadEngineer on 29-Mar-2017 19:51 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


New fibre speed boost only get half speed
Created by Jekkyl, last reply by Jekkyl on 30-Mar-2017 16:18 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


TiVo Service ending on 31 October 2017
Created by Riggleby, last reply by old3eyes on 28-Mar-2017 11:15 (566 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


$100 phone ?
Created by xpd, last reply by xpd on 30-Mar-2017 20:34 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Cost of preparing wills
Created by Wazza69, last reply by sxz on 30-Mar-2017 20:53 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3