March 2, 2001

Spinning down the 3G hype

Author: JT Smith

From "For months the wireless industry has been backpedaling on promises of the speeds of third-generation wireless technologies. As the industry gathered in Cannes, France, last week for the 3GSM World Congress, more indications surfaced that 3G â which will offer high-speed Web browsing and digital video â would arrive later and be slower and less compelling than previously promised." How late is late? Qualcomm's chief says 2005, maybe. How slow is slow? Alcatel says top speeds of 14.4Kbps are expected.
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