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Mobile broadband gains velocity

The mobile broadband market is gaining velocity, driven by the twin engines of HSDPA and EV-DO with more power yet to come from Mobile WiMAX.

There are already more than 200 commercial mobile broadband networks worldwide with more than 50 million subscribers using hundreds of different devices. And rapid adoption of these technologies will lead it to dominate the broadband market by 2011, when services based on HSPA, EV-DO, WiMAX and other systems will have more subscribers than services based on DSL, cable and FTTH.

The latest news on mobile broadband:

Mobile broadband moves into fast lane

Moto scores Taiwan WiMAX deal

WiMAX gaining serious momentum

Nokia, Intel to unleash WiMAX devices in 2008

Intel backs KDDI WiMAX push

4G technology shaping up ahead of time

Sprint calls its WiMAX service Xohm

Vodafone joins WiMAX Forum


Sprint, Clearwire champion mobile WiMAX

DoCoMo trials “Super 3G”


One comment

  1. kingsusskind 19/10/2007 @ 3:57 pm

    Given that mobile broadband will surpass wireline broadband in the near future, WHAT IS MEANT BY BROADBAND? Are we talking of 1mb/s, 20 mb/s, 100 mbs/s. Customers pay for a service based on what they can expect from it so that they can develop a use paradigm within their sphere of need. Mobility is attractive, but narrow capability has limited use and the article does not describe the mobile broadband capability. Mobility is useful but if the applications are limited by factors more common with RF issues than applications issues than at least I, personally, would like to find what mobility means. Arm waving to impress the world about the future of broadband does not cut it for me as a user. It appears to be a wave of the near future but a more explicit description will help.

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