The U.S. Road to 3G: An Overview of Telecom Regulations, Carrier Strategies, and The Consumer Market.

Sal Yazbeck

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Publication date: 2003
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Building on the transition of the mobile Internet towards true 3G networks, US policy makers and network operators are experiencing a delayed 3G governing policy, incompatible wireless standards, and a lack of available 3G spectrum. However, the experience of the European and Asian regions with 3G implementation bears imperative lessons that the US can significantly benefit from. This article presents an overview of the 3G situation in the US.