Wired Nation Goes Wireless

Moon Ihlwan

South Korea’s mobile carrier KTF on March 1 launched the world’s first “nationwide” network enabling seamless video conferencing on the go. The network, using the technology called High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (or HSDPA) serves as a new information superhighway moving data at a maximum speed of 3.6 megabits per second. Cell phones may no longer be the right term to describe the device used in this new environment, which will accommodate a host of innovative mobile gadgets and multimedia services.

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