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UMTS broadband mobile technology is a reality – Confounding many expectations

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  • Heng, Stefan

Contrary to the negative public perception, third-generation (3G) broadband mobile telecommunication, aka UMTS, has become reality. UMTS networks have been rolled out above all in Central Europe. The take-up of UMTS differs sharply from one country to the next, though. The large differences are due not only to market-related factors and differing marketing strategies, but also to political intervention that distorts the market. At present, content providers, handset makers and telcos are working feverishly to produce UMTS-based supplementary offerings. For the sluggish demand for mobile broadband services still harbours a big risk for the entire telecommunications sector.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 3249.

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Date of creation: 13 Jun 2006
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3249
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