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NetCom to launch 4G network. First company in Nordic region to offer superfast mobile Internet connection. Things have evolved a great deal in the world of mobile communications since the days of the first “bag-phones”. Today’s enhanced 3G network (HSDPA) offers acceptable connection speeds when surfing the Internet wirelessly, either on your mobile or PC. 10 times as fast There is room for improvement over the mobile network, however, for should you require higher speeds, then home and office-based broadband connections are still superior.

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NetCom to launch 4G network

Published on Friday, 19th June, 2009 at 00:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

First company in Nordic region to offer superfast mobile Internet connection.

NetCom Headquarters in Nydalen
NetCom Headquarters in Nydalen
Photo: Yosh3000/Wikimedia Commons


Things have evolved a great deal in the world of mobile communications since the days of the first “bag-phones”. Today’s enhanced 3G network (HSDPA) offers acceptable connection speeds when surfing the Internet wirelessly, either on your mobile or PC.

10 times as fast

There is room for improvement over the mobile network, however, for should you require higher speeds, then home and office-based broadband connections are still superior.

According to Dagens Næringsliv, NetCom’s Vegard Kjenner says that speeds of 160Mbit/s download and 40Mbit/s upload are theoretically possible on the new 4G network. This makes it almost up to 50 times faster than today’s HSDPA.

Better than broadband

But of course, as wireless connections are always slower, Kjenner tells the paper that the actual speeds will not be as high as in theory.

“If you are the only one who is using the base-station, then you can encounter speeds of 100 Mbit/s. In practice, we are quite certain that our customers will experience between 15 and 20 Mbit/s.”

These make the new network much faster than the capabilities of most people’s present-day broadband connections, and 10 times faster as on enhanced 3G.

Although NetCom has not yet released details of how much customers will have to pay, it is expected that the new network will be launched sometime next year, according to August Baumann, the company’s Managing Director.




Published on Friday, 19th June, 2009 at 00:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: netcom, 4g, 3g, hsdpa, mbits, internet, super-fast, mobile, network, wireless, connection, download, upload.





  
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