Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th Jul 2011 17:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A recent Retrevo Gadgetology survey suggests that users are unclear on what exactly 4G means, don't know whether their current mobile service is 4G or not, and even if they do know, are unsure of the benefit. It also seems that mobile device owners' loyalty to their chosen platform is more important to them than higher network speeds.
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RE: In an ideal world
by Alfman on Wed 13th Jul 2011 19:21 UTC in reply to "In an ideal world"
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"In an ideal world, you would have one 4G subscription and use it with your phone as well as with your laptop and a lot of people could entirely drop their DSL/cable subscription."

It is very difficult to scale radio communications because everyone has to share the same limited spectrum.

Unless there's a femtocell at every house, the cell network simply cannot offer the same level of aggregate bandwidth that we're already using with broadband (whether or not wifi is used at the end).

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RE[2]: In an ideal world
by bouhko on Wed 13th Jul 2011 19:44 in reply to "RE: In an ideal world"
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That's an interesting point I completely overlooked.

I must admit I only have a basic understanding of radio/GSM/other stuff going through the air technologies, do you have pointers to technical articles explaining why the network cannot sustain the same bandwidth ?

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