Mobile Data, the Next Generation: High Speeds but at What Cost?

The next great leap forward in wireless broadband networks, a superfast technology called Long Term Evolution, is being hailed as a breakthrough that will transform the world’s mobile operators into the lucrative gatekeepers of the on-the-go Internet.But despite its theoretical potential to redefine the online experience — with download speeds many times faster than currently available — many of the world’s major carriers are holding back. They are wary of repeating the mistakes of a decade ago, when billions were spent on equipment and licenses for third-generation networks, the current standard, only to see consumers largely ignore the technology until Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see:

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