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He said normal, everyday people wouldn't notice a difference between 3G and 4G

Vodafone's CEO referred to 4G connectivity as a feature that only "technofreaks" are worried about.

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao discussed how UK digital communications company EE's 4G network has impacted Vodafone's business in the UK during a media conference call earlier this week.


According to Colao, customers wouldn't notice a difference between 3G data speeds using HSPA+ and 4G network speeds -- hence, 4G isn't a necessary network feature.

“I haven’t seen any figures but when I visited an EE store to see how fast it was all I saw was technofreaks in there," said Colao. "I haven’t heard any calls from friends, colleagues of businesses that we need this fast internet. With the increase in data speeds of HSPA+ (a faster version of 3G), an early LTE network won’t be much different.”

Source: Mobile News



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Slight miscommunication
By UltraWide on 2/8/2013 7:48:46 PM , Rating: 2
The CEO is comparing LTE to HSPA+ and not really saying LTE sucks. I think since his company is going the HSPA+ route instead of LTE he is just trying to say both technologies are similar in performance. Except, he said it completely wrong and ended up sounding like a huge douch3bag. :)




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