WiMAX vs. HSPA

Yet more acronyms dazzled the mobile consumer in 2007, and for once they do seem to have made an impact.

In the short time the iPhone has been available, its comparatively few users are accessing more web sites than any other mobile browser (although Opera Mini is an excellent alternative).

HSPA can bring us the speed of a home broadband connection almost anywhere in the UK.

WiMAX will be great as a ‘portable’ fixed line wherever the like of Pipex’s FREEDOM4 service is rolled out, especially in the rental and small business market.

However, low cost HSPA services will dominate mobile broadband in 2008.