[Air-l] HSDPA and WIBRO

이상빈 miyukii at korea.com
Mon Jun 12 00:50:45 PDT 2006


A pair of futuristic wireless technologies are competing to become
Korea’s mainstream mode of connecting people on the move to the

SK Telecom, the country’s foremost mobile operator, commercially
launched the handset-based high-speed download packet access (HSDPA)
early last week for the first time in the world. 

KT, the main rival of SK Telecom as the primary fixed-line carrier, is
going through beta trials of WiBro, short for wireless broadband, with
the aim of commercializing it next month. 

Both HSDPA and WiBro, called 3.5-generation techniques, enable people on
the road to remain hooked up to the Internet at the speed of the current
landline broadband. 

The two standards are similar in many respects - in addition to the fast
data transmission speed, mobile reception is of a similar quality. 

Each has its own strengths and shortcomings and evaluation on their
prospects are differing. Market observers are also divided into two
opposing camps on the issue. 

In the future it will become how?



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Name: sang-bin Lee 

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