Gian Zoppo, CIO for marketing company Porter Novelli's U.S. region, says wireless has a lot of potential, especially when it comes to giving mobile workers access to internal systems.
not looking at implementing wireless data in a big way anytime soon because wireless coverage in the U.S. is still spotty.
"When you get to a destination, you're never sure whether it's going to work or not," he
Another problem is that U.S. carriers, unlike their European counterparts, haven't adopted a universal standard, Zoppo
says, so roaming from one carrier's coverage area to another often won't be an option in the U.S.
Sprint isn't the first wireless carrier to introduce next-generation wireless services, but it is the first to claim national coverage.Sprint is billing the new network, based on Code Division Multiple Access technology, as a 3G service.
However, the current network, like other wireless carriers' next-generation networks, is only a step on the path to true 3G.True 3G will support speeds up to 2M bit/sec, while Sprint's new network, and the upgraded networks of its rivals, support average speeds of 40K to 70K bit/sec, bursting up to 144K bit/sec.