Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Third Generation mobile phones, a.k.a. 3G, combine high-speed mobile access with Internet Protocol (IP) based services. This doesn’t just mean fast mobile connection to the World Wide Web – by liberating us from slow connections, cumbersome equipment and immovable access points, 3G will enable new ways to communicate, access information, conduct business and learn.
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson expects third generation (3G) mobile phones to be sold in Japan in volume in the autumn of 2001. Check out these concepts from Ericsson.
Japan is an important market for next generation telephony because of the huge popularity of its I-mode standard, a more sophisticated version of the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) used in Europe.
Ericsson, the world’s biggest producer of networks that enable mobile phones to communicate with each other, will start installing a 3G network in Japan in May next year, Hultman said.
With data transmission speeds much higher than over fixed lines now, third generation mobile telephony (3G) will enable mobile phone users to stay permanently connected to the Internet and see live video and advanced graphics on handsets.