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What to expect in the 3G era

The speeds offered by the new technology will revolutionise mobile internet surfing.

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Third-generation (3G) wireless broadband service is enjoyed by millions of consumers around the globe, but Thailand has had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the technology thanks to an incoherent telecommunications strategy. 

Mobile devices will now take just minutes to download the latest movies and transfer documents. Service can be charged based on the quantity of data transmitted, not the amount of time used. PATIPAT JANTHONG

SMS or news excerpts offered on the existing GPRS, often described as 2.5G, have not met users' needs.

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