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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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RE: Shortsighted
By Rukkian on 2/11/2013 10:07:25 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe in your area, DSL is capped at 6mbps, but I have a 20mbps and my brother 1.5 miles away has 40m down/ 20 m up. I have LTE on my GNEX, and while it is nice, it is still not as responsive as my DSL. There are places where I can get faster speed, but many places it is at best a wash.

With what the providers are charging for data, I am not sure I want any faster connections at this point. 100MBps would mean I would hit a cap in 20minutes instead of 2 hours.


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