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Vodafone policy shift evidence of European 3G failure
And Ofcom sanctions likely to increase operator woes
By Wireless Watch → More by this author
Published Monday 7th August 2006 10:09 GMT
Comment Since the euphoria of the late 1990s, it has become increasingly clear that there will be no short term gains from 3G investment, and after operator write-downs, delays and frustrated performance expectations, UMTS is surely a failed platform, at least without the HSxPA upgrades.
It was misguidedly promoted largely on the basis of "killer applications", which either failed to excite the consumer base, or could not be delivered adequately by the first generation technology.
The concentration on multimedia applications, however, led operators - especially in Europe - radically to overestimate the expected ARPU from 3G services, and so to overpay for their spectrum and build-out, leading to a wave of write-downs earlier in this decade.
Cellcos have had to refocus on services that are genuinely wanted, such as low cost voice, but which carry low margins; and they are having to upgrade their networks more rapidly than they had planned in order to support more advanced offerings in a way that appeals to users, hence the wave of HSxPA investment.
Meanwhile, they are facing new competition that was not foreseen when they paid billions for their 3G licenses, from flat rate wireless VoIP, Wi-Fi, converged services pushed by non-mobile operators, and the threat of mobile broadband based on WiMAX.
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I have not tried it.
Phone looks good the features are good I love the touch screen but what I do not like is the price. In the US it sells for $200 now convert it to Rands (R7 to a $) this will give you R1400 add 100% for import tax and 50% for commission total R4180 now how can they sell this for R8500 dam SA you are ripping every one off
It's a lot bigger and bulkier than I thought it would be. It's very brickish. It's a great phone and you can get a lot of good applications, but I'm waiting for something better.
i have long finger nails... and it is kind of hard for me to use this phone which is only touchscreen... especially when writing an sms...
roger's and fido don't offer the i phone! i thought all cell carrier's are dying to get it. In fact i heard from a roger's employee that they will be offering the n95!
i saw the i phone today, once again and to me it didn't look like it was made from steel. Maybe glass at the front, but i was tapping at the back and it didn't feel like steel. It doesn't say steel in the spec's on gsm arena.
From ebay you can get Iphone..If it is used, you will take your iphone and go store to get SIM CARD, but if it is not used and brane new, then sim card already inside the phone, and you have to do all your pc and Itune...That's all....
Do you get also 24 months of unlimited data service when you buy it on Ebay?
I think the phone is great but i dont want to leave vodafone. what can i do?
Is on top of the phone in the middle.There is a small hole in which you can use office pin to pop out!
does anyone know which version of iphone is now at the stores?
is 1.1.1 still available? (US)
Without Wi-Fi or EDGE the YouTube application won't work. Google Maps will work but it's slow.
for person saying this phoen should of had skype, it cant! they have signed a coontract with 3, in which they state skype will never be on any other mobile unless its 3, aka it couldnt be built with skype, unless 3 bought it, and were the only people selling it in the world, with exception if they made a second i-pod skype phone just for 3... blah blah...
Can anyone tell me what you tube is like when you are on normal internet (Gprs) and what is google maps like