If the cellphone handset line-up from the likes of Nokia, Samsung and LG is any indication, Matt Maier predicts a frenzy of activity around 3G Wireless in 2006, and a lot of these toys could be on display at the CES. In his latest Wireless Report, he writes,
LG, Motorola, and Nokia all plan to introduce 3G phones in 2006 that should cost around $150, making them affordable for the mass market. Features include 1-megapixel cameras, several megabytes of internal memory, and high-speed wireless Internet access.
In recent months, Sprint, Verizon and Cingular have rolled out their high-speed wireless networks, and even the laggard, T-Mobile plans to get on board by 2007. The two 3G MVNOs, Helio and Amp’d are likely to add to the 3G fun as well.
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Om, you should check out the 3G activity here in Australia, pretty well all the telcos have rolled it out – infact its been here with Hutchinson for the last 2.5 years so well established. Telstra are going total 3G over the next 2 yrs and dumping their old CDMA network. Competition is heating up to deliver even higher speed broadband over these services over the next 12 months or so. Australia tends to be a testbed for many of these newer technologies so keep an eye on us here downunder – my podcast Antipodean Podcast covers these developments on a weekly basis. Regards
We published key excerpts from a very good Lehman Bros. report on the 3G rollout — focus is on stock performance of these companies: