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What has potential to have greater bandwidth in the future?

Which has the potential to have the greater bandwidth in the long-term future, wireless or cable and why?

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As I gaze into my crystal ball I would have to guess that wireless has the greater potential for the following reasons:

  • The amount of time effort and money being spent on wireless development is astronomical

  • Industry analysts such as Frost & Sullivan believe that the new 3rd generation (3G) wireless networks are poised to enter the mainstream

  • New technologies and standards such as 802.11g are promising wireless bandwidth up to 54 Mbps

    The real question is how do you define 'long term'?

    This was first published in June 2003

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