Poll Takers Bash 3G Triple-Play
Of the 160-plus votes to date, only 25 percent of respondents reckon “CDMA 1xEV-DO and beyond” and “UMTS and its high-speed extensions” are likely to drive wireless triple-play services for the next five years (11 percent and 14 percent respectively).
Instead, it’s emerging alternative wireless standards such as WiMax (29 percent) and “Flarion or some other proprietary technology” (31 percent) that are deemed capable of delivering the 2-Mbit/s download speed required by the masses.
Respondents have also been quick to flag Asia and Europe as the markets most likely to use wireless technologies to enable triple-play services (44 percent and 37 percent respectively), whilst North America trails with only 16 percent of the vote so far.
Just don’t look to the Middle East as a potential market driver. The region scores a big fat zero percent of the vote at present, behind the tiny Republic of Vanuatu, part of the chain of Melanesian islands lying to the north-east of Australia.
The Unstrung poll, “Wireless Triple Play,” will be open for more votes until March 1. Proffer your opinion here.
— Justin Springham, Senior Editor, Europe, Unstrung