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Jason Dunn
09-21-2004, 05:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Sept2004/8321.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Sept2004/8321.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"At the "Mobile Internet 2010" forum held by the German Ministry of Education and Research on September 14 and 15, Siemens presented the latest results from its mobile communication research for the first time to the general public. On a test system, videos and music as well as a Microsoft NetMeeting conference were transmitted in wireless mode at data rates of up to 360 megabits per second (Mbps). This speed is around one hundred times faster than the fastest DSL connection available today. To also achieve these peak data rates for larger coverage areas, Siemens is the first company in the world to test a combination of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and the so-called multi-hop technology, a new infrastructure concept. The system was already tested successfully in a field trial in the center of Munich."</i><br /><br />Amazing! 8O That's some seriously mind-boggling speed. I have to be honest though, as much as I like seeing R&D barriers being broken, I'd be even more excited to see Windows Mobile devices moving beyond GPRS and 1xRTT speeds. Competing platforms have 3G phones, while we in the Windows Mobile camp have nothing of the sort. Where's the speed we need to make these devices even better? I've been using my Dell Axim X30 with my Orange C500 Smartphone to check email and access the Web, and GPRS speeds are truly depressing. It's not possible to do anything quick over GPRS, and to me that limits the power of the platform.