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News Nokia tests 173Mb/s mobile broadband

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Sweeeeet now to drop my BT line that is there for nothing more than the ADSL, sounds perfect for laptop use :rock:
     
  3. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Hang on, how is it they are able to get 173Mbit/s wirelessly when they can only get 100Mbit/s through a fibre optic cable? If mobile internet saves us the cost of a £15bn fibre infrastructure then I'm all for it. Something makes me suspect though that Nokia are not predicting this network's use by home broadband users.
     
  4. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Optics can send more than 100mb down it, well, it did when i looked at it at college.
    This is definatley impressive speeds. I WANT!!

    SAm
     
  5. Delphium

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    Indeed Optics usually run at 1/10/40gbps speeds.
    However 100mbit is a danm nice speed, and without the need for FTTH it looks promising.
     
  6. Dev25

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    Come on High speed boradband in the Uk Catch up to the BB speeds of like japan etc (Doubt they will but you can always dream)
     
  7. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    cant wait for this to come to canada in 30 years or so. the fastest i can get where i live is still a whopping 3mbit.
     
  8. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Yes of course but I'm talking about home broadband. When you divide 40Gbps between millions of users then you're not left with very much. I'm saying I'd be surprised if Nokia are expecting a speed of 173Mbps when thousands of users are on a single base station or when there are millions of users on the system nationwide. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what kind of performance we get in the 'real' real world.
     
  9. p3n

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    All well and good but the latency/security issues will keep me from ever using such a connection to the internet, also 1km is all that far, especially moving at 30 mph
     
  10. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    still cant get more than 2mb in a hell of alot of the country due to distance form the nearest exchange....
     
  11. DXR_13KE

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    this is going to be very expensive....
     
  12. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Well, lets see.. I pay 15 cents to send a text msg, or to receive one.

    So....
    an average txt msg is about 84 bytes
    I can send 12 msg's per KB
    I can also send up to 12,288 msg's per MB
    Or I can send 12,582,912 per GB

    Lets see... if they use the same fee's as a txt msg, they will be rich! Exactly $1843.20 Per MB. One more reason nickle and dimeing everyone is such a huge thing with these cell carries. Imagine that a cell company charges you per MB for content you dont even control (Like your own MP3's, movies, ect) Then also charging you to actually buy them from them ONLY for your phone. Need I go on?
     
  13. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    Well.
    I am very impressed by this and will look forward to it.

    But unfortunately, I live in some foothills of Northern California, And nobody (Providers) even have 3g towers up here.
    It really blows.
    Once I get to the metropolitan area about 20 miles away, I can get on it with my N75. But we are so freaking behind it is not even funny.
    Like i say, I cant even get more than 350 kbps where I am at. ***********hold on***********

    Yup, I did a speedtest.net test, and for some odd-ass reason I appear to be in Miami Florida, and get only 300kbps dwn and 100 up. :wallbash:

    So I hope guys enjoy it over there, Because I dont see it coming over here anytime soon.
    Hell, the last cellphone to come out from Cingular was the Nokia N75. :duh:
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Us here in the UK are going to be waiting a long time before we catch up to the likes of Korea/Japan etc.

    Korea especially have the space under ground to lay masses of fibre, we as we have trouble keeping our drains unblocked.

    I doubt, short of massive spending on order from OFCOM or something similar, UK is ever going to reach the same standard as some countries.

    We're good at getting stiffed over things we should be able to do/have.
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I don't think there government is going to be investing much in fiber in the next few years, most of their spare cash is going into the Olympics (they are even cutting arts councils funding etc for that, its ridiculous)
     
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    will this boil my eggs faster than using a pan?
     
  17. hawky84

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    Well I'm currently getting 170Kbps at best through my Virgin ADSL connection which is suppose to be up to 8Mbps, I get kicked out of so many CSS games 'cause of my ping rate that I gave up playing! Doesn't look like cable of fibre is coming to my road anytime soon so I hope WiMAX or LTE come out soon, anything is better than what I have at the moment. Although I still think this is a fair few years off as I was looking at 806.11a back in 2005 at Uni and they are on 806.11e now and still not even out of small localized testing.

    Nokia should win the battle if LTE can work on the current infrastructure, I mean appart from being able to get to market faster than WiMAX they wont have to deal with the parents screaming about "not another wireless mast transmitting killer rays, think of the children think of the children!!!"
     
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    I definitely think that in a few years <a style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"http://www.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband" target="_blank">mobile broadband</a> will take over as the main form of internet connection around the world - with Wi Max seemingly taking over Africa it cant be long before we have a decent system here?
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    a camp in northern alberta doesn't count :D (are you even still there :hehe: )

    It's true however that our ISPs here suck
     
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