Most users will use mobile Internet



Guy Campos

Readers have given are sounding thumbs-up to the broadband mobile Internet in this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash...



Guy Campos

Readers have given are sounding thumbs-up to the broadband mobile Internet in this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll.

Many said they planned to use broadband wireless data services to link field sales and purchasing teams to the office.

Asked whether they planned to use broadband wireless data services in the next three years more than half of respondents said "yes" and only a sixth said "no". A quarter of interviewees did not know.

The question was asked following the £22bn auction of third-generation mobile licences in the UK.

The most enthusiastic respondent said, "We're desperate to develop this kind of quality mobile connectivity. The sooner the capability arrives the better."

However, some respondents were concerned that the price paid for the licenses would be reflected in user costs.

"Judging from the market research, involving me, the costs they envisage for this service will make it initially very difficult to justify its large-scale use," one respondent said.

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