…I just hit 800KB/s with my mobile internet. I’m pretty sure that’s the fastest I’ve ever downloaded.
At this point, I don’t suppose there’s really any reason to get wired internet! I can’t imagine what HSPA+ would be like; It’s supposed to be several times faster. I’ll have to look that up a bit more.
“In February 2007, NTT DoCoMo completed a trial in which they reached a maximum packet transmission rate of approximately 5 Gbit/s in the downlink with 12×12 MIMO using a 100MHz frequency bandwidth while moving at 10 km/h…”
I’m reading up on 4G, and you can basically imagine a 100+ mbps network spanning whole cities. I suppose 2012 will mark a turning point in our communication systems? “Oh, man, you’re still on dial-up?” will turn into “Oh man, you’re still using cables?”
But yeah, you only really need a true 12Mbps connection to stream HD movies. Assuming you’re halfway out of the range and you get a tenth what you should, the 100Mbps (those are always theoretical maximums) network would be just fine for that. Next, they could outfit cellular devices with those tiny little 16GB chips that are the size of a fingernail. Really, I don’t know why they don’t have more than 32MB in phones, nowadays. There’s literally no reason to have less than a gig, which would cost maybe $5 extra on top of the phone’s $100-$600.
Also, I’m not sure I mentioned, but I was looking at Future Shop, and that 2GB U3 drive I was trying to get rid of actually rose in price by a dollar since September. These things are supposed to halve every half a year!