Monday, 6 August 2007

Replace or redundant?

Considering all my recent telecommunications problems, perhaps I should have thought about going completely wireless? This option has been seen for years as a solution for developing countries - for example, even recently there was news about a province of Vietnam where community phones are being replaced with high-speed WiMAX broadband connections and VoIP telephony.

Now here in Australia, Virgin Mobile are offering a completely wireless home phone and broadband package as fixed line replacement. The only problem I can see is that the package only contains 4GB of data and supports speeds of up to 512 kbps - hardly the high speed direction we want to be heading towards. I'm not sure if the limit here is technology or network access cost by Virgin?

But perhaps what is more interesting to ask, is if we go wireless for the last mile why do we still feel like we need a home phone at all?

1 comment:

  1. Plenty of people are now ditching home connections for the sake of mobile!


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