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Old 03-07-2008, 11:52 PM
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Default iPhone drives 'unheard of' data traffic - O2

There is also a similar report from AT&T that the average iPhone uses
far more monthly data then other smart phones. It is important to
build out cellular data capability or they may get swamped by the
increased demand of these new phones. O2 is on it as this article

iPhone drives 'unheard of' data traffic - O2
O2 launches first major UK trial of 3G-boosting femtocell technology
Jonny Evans


Apple's iPhone is driving "unheard of levels of mobile internet
usage," an O2 executive said today.

Apple's UK network partner today announced the launch of the first
major trial of femtocell deployments in the UK. The company is working
with NEC and Ubiquisys and hopes for a commercial launch of the
technology- which improves 3G coverage when indoors - by early 2009.

Femtocells are designed to improve indoor 3G mobile-broadband coverage
by re-routing data from cellular networks and onto wired DSL
connections, building cellular coverage from the inside out.

If successful, the trial will be rolled out to up to 500 users across
the UK in the summer.

Vivek Dev, chief operating officer of Telefónica O2 Europe, said: "Our
Apple iPhone is already driving unheard-of levels of mobile internet
usage, and the introduction of flat rate data tariffs is expected to
increase this further. Both of these place huge capacity demands on
our networks, and because so much of that usage is at home, femtocells
coupled with DSL could provide an alternative capacity resource."

He stressed the potential of the new technology: "This technology has
the potential to support increased growth in the usage and consumption
of services and data and could play a crucial role in underpinning the
explosive growth of mobile broadband usage."

News of the trial in conjunction with intimations of the impact of
iPhone on data traffic is likely to drive a further series of 3G
iPhone rumours.

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Old 03-11-2008, 11:29 PM
Simon Slavin
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Default Re: iPhone drives 'unheard of' data traffic - O2

On 07/03/2008, 4phun wrote in message 014bedcd0957@47g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>:

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At the foot of the page you got that text from it says "All Contents (c)
IDG 2007".

Please do not post copyrighted articles to usenet. If you think people
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