Posts Tagged ‘mobile broadband’

Mobile data surpasses voice traffic for the first time.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson, announced via this video that Mobile data bits traveling around the world outnumbered voice traffic during December of 2009. Worryingly, that data traffic was generated by an estimated 400 million smartphones set against 4.6 billion mobile subscribers making voice calls.

There will definitely be a need for wireless carriers to continue to upgrade their networks for the increasing demand. Almost every business should be exploring how they can use mobile broadband solutions to increase productivity for teleworkers, sales people, road warriors etc.

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Sprint launches 4G Ad. Hints at taking a “bite” out of Apple.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Sprint is focused on exploiting their lead in US 4G coverage for all its worth. This new ad shows a iPhone owner using 4G via Sprint’s Overdrive mobile hotspot. Sprint’s 4G is currently available in 25 markets.

I could see this as a cost effective solution for SOHOs or mobile workers that are always on the go and need dependable Wi-Fi. It will be interesting to see how many people opt for the relatively high costs of an iPhone data plan plus the $59.95/month for the 4G service. It certainly makes sense for small businesses that may already use broadband data cards to replace them with the Sprint MiFi.