Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Mar 2010.
To be honest, on a smartphone I'm happy with wifi. Most of the browsing I do is actually on here, and even 3G isn't that bad for that. What we really need is proper hardware and software for phones, so they can actually take advantage of the net as much as a computer (i.e. better flash, java, html 5, etc support)
Tbh, you'll probably be lucky to get 10mbps out of this on a crowded cell. That being said, 10mbps would still be a huge step up from what we average these days, so rock on.
The current speeds i can get are fine, it's the signal strength that something to be desired, so i would rather they worked on a way to increase range from individual towers.
thats YOUR problem, get a better router or change the channel on it or better yet go cable it is faster and more secure
Wtf i think you have the wrong end of the stick, this is about wireless broadband not wireless routers and such.
I can see your point, the 10km reel of cat-5 I have in the back of the car means I get a dedicated connection. I just have to watch out for the occasional badger nibbling on the cable.
Forget badgers, what I really hate is when I try to walk around and the cord gets pulled over a road. Next thing you know i'm helping some trucker rip it out of his wheel well...
On a more serious note, I would like it to be a little faster, but its not like I am doing network games in a FPS or torrenting over my phone. And I don't want to know what providers in Canada would charge for such a service.
Increasing the range of towers means that more people would be using one tower which would result in more dispersed bandwidth giving everyone slower connections. I say work on increasing range when there is enough spare bandwidth for everyone to have large chunks of it over a congested network.
Working for the competition, I already saw this one coming from miles away...
However, lets discuss this in 2-3years when Huawei goes flat on it's face. Copying hard- and software designs from competition (like Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel Lucent and Redback) but "leaving" out parts they don't understand will smack them in the face. We lost some customers to Huawei, but after 6 months most came back begging because their networks just were to unstable.
And then sometimes makes the most idiotic remark regarding nothing to the subject... nice one!
Back on the topic, I agree with Tweak, phones need to get better hardware so they can withstand this highspeed and the traffic that comes with that. Some sites I try to access its full features, sometimes the browser shuts down because of something that failed. If the phones doesn't get the necessary hardware and software, then it doesn't matter how fast you can access a website if you can't load it properly.
Nonetheless, hurray to new achieved milestones!
Not necessarily true. Whether you like it or not, I think that's true and he's just being honest. What you need is a little common sense, if you get weak signal, you need to change your place (not your house obviously ), maybe change the position of your modem (make it higher, change its orientation, etc.) or make/buy an antenna. Just like DSL, it highly depends on your location and your distance to the nearest BTS.
And if you want to make an antenna, IMO the most simplistic but have reasonable gain maybe those of Moxon design. Or if you want to get better gain, there's several other designs which is simple enough for us to make it ourselves, like: Cantenna, Helical, Wajanbolic, etc.
The reason shanky's comment doesn't apply is that the article is referring to mobile internet as in 3g etc. and not to wireless as in 802.11a/b/g/n wifi etc. Therefore, the technologies refered to in the article do not rely on a router that is accessible to the user and cable is not an option.
This is not broadband/dsl/home internet related. It is to do with internet over mobile networks. This, as I understand it, is an evolution of 3g not wifi. 3g =/ wifi
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