According to a BBC News article, carriers and vendors have started working on "Super 3G", a 10 times faster 3G follower:
Mobile phone firms and manufacturers, including NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone, have joined forces to develop the next generation of high-speed networks. The technology is intended to be 10 times faster than today's 3G services.
Phones and other devices featuring high-resolution movie players and games, as well as related content services, will be created.
The deal comes as the sector bids to cut manufacturing and development costs as revenues face competition pressures.
The group, which also includes Cingular, Siemens and Alcatel, will work together on the new technology known as "super 3G".
That's an interesting development - 3G might be launched but far away from getting a ramp-up, not to mention that carriers still looking for 3G services and some carriers already talking about a follower technology (which is always appreciated - the more bandwidth the better) but they also talk about specific phones and contents. Sorry, but today's 3G is already available and it might be time to make the classwork for today's available technologies.
Cheers ~ Arne
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