Motorola unveils 3G data access point

Motorola has unveiled a 3G mobile data access point for buildings which can allow companies to give multiple users access to the internet using a mobile network.

Motorola has unveiled a 3G mobile data access point for buildings which can allow companies to give multiple users access to the internet using a mobile network.

The Motorola AXPT works rather like a Wi-Fi access point in giving users shared access, although Wi-Fi is supported by fixed line connections to the internet.

As well as supporting 3G, the Motorola system can also support forthcoming HSDPA-based mobile networks which offer much higher speeds than 3G.

As typical 3G speeds offer a single user no more than 384kbps to access the internet and read files, Motorola may struggle to support high numbers of users who need to download large applications.

Vodafone has just signed a deal with Dell to get the PC manufacturer to build HSDPA access into a line of its laptops that will also support Vodafone’s forthcoming HSDPA network.

The AXPT system will be demonstrated at next month’s 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

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