UMTS increasingly supersedes the mobile wireless standard GSM. Who is often travelling and is relying on the Internet, knows the problem of the lack of opportunity to an inexpensive if to find not even a free Internet access. Usually you can find fee-based Wi-Fi access point in every major city. 5 euro for one hour Internet payable for that. It relies on, every day several hours Internet it will be very expensive. At 3 hours Internet daily, 75 euros would alone this week.
More than twice as much as a Home DSL connection. Also the Wi-Fi at the hotel provided is usually financially unsustainable. Some hotel chains charge 25 euros for 24 h Internet. Unfortunately the hours can not split, i.e. today I need 4 h, tomorrow I need 8 h.
Thus, Internet in the hotel also costs a week > 100 euro. The third generation mobile communications standard offers a real and above all cheap alternative 3 g there, shortly called. In public but the word UMTS known. UMTS allows download speeds of up to 384 kbit / s. “This is for normal surfing” perfectly adequate. Who but worth on DSL-like speed sets should inquire after a UMTS connection with HSDPA. HSDPA is an extension of the UMTS network. This standard can reach speeds of up to 14.4 Mbit / s. These values were achieved under laboratory conditions. Generally, velocities of 7.2 Mbit / s are standard. The mobile providers offer this standard T-Mobile and Vodafone. O2 offers more than 1.8 Mbit/s or 3,6 Mbit/s. E-Plus is the expansion of HSDPA in planning. Christopher Heinsius