BY CHRONICLE STAFF
Third-generation telecommunications - which enables fast transfers of data over wireless devices - has great potential in
"The perspective looks very positive, as we see subscribers adopting and using 3G at a much faster rate than in other regions of the world," says Armando Almeida, the head of the
Specific geographic and infrastructure conditions also have limited the availability of fixed broadband in some areas of these countries, he points out. "If cost and tariffs are attractive it is expected that the ease and availability of wireless broadband could detonate demand and traffic," Almeida says.
LOW INTERNET PENETRATION
Unlike the United States or Europe,
And unlike other technologies, 3G is by far the best for Internet surfing on wireless phones thanks to the higher data transfer speeds, which also enable video viewing. Meanwhile, wireless phone operators have increasingly offered devices with larger screens and better keyboards for easier access to Internet and multimedia services.