The Portable Internet

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This report, the sixth in the ITU Internet Report series, analyses the impact and potential of the portable Internet on the changing wireless landscape. In its analysis, the report aims to cover a complete range of aspects, including technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, UWB and IMT-2000), market trends (e.g. convergence, pricing strategies), policy and regulatory issues (e.g. spectrum policy, competition policy), tools for bridging the digital divide (e.g. success stories and country case studies) and choices for society, including future scenarios and societal implications of technologies.



Foreword and Acknowledgements

“The Portable Internet” is the sixth in the series of “ITU Internet Reports”, originally launched in 1997. It has been prepared to coincide with ITU TELECOM Asia 2004, Exhibition and Forum, to be held in Busan (Republic of Korea) from 7 to 11 September 2004. This new report examines the emergence of high-speed wireless Internet access together with the proliferation of portable devices. In so doing, it explores the market potential and future impact of the new set of technologies underlying the “portable Internet”.


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