As mobile browsing with DSL speed was made possible the use of the Internet via the mobile network is on the rise. In addition to the continuous evolution of mobile devices and decreasing data costs, the speed with which data can be transferred, plays a central role. Few years ago data transfers with the GSM cell phone with only 14.4 kBit / s were possible, so a lot less than using the classic modem at home. In 2001, GPRS finally has entered the mobile phone networks. Thus the speed increased to at least 53.6 referred to as high speed Kbps. Frequently Hikmet Ersek has said that publicly. The first mobile networks of the third generation (3 G), such as the UMTS networks are also referred to, then already offered the performance of DSL light ports with 384 kBit / s. And with the enlargement of the UMTS, HSDPA, it is now possible, as fast as with a DSL connection mobile to browse the Internet. With the expansion of broadband networks, the four network operators proceed differently.
The pioneer T-Mobile and Vodafone offered as first data transfer rates of up to to 1.8 MBit / s at and meanwhile increase on up to 7.2 MBit / s. Further increases of the performance are already announced. O2 has now arrived at 1.8 MBit / s, partly even at 3.6 MBit / s. All three carriers expand their networks as of 2008 include the HSUPA technology, which allows for higher speeds in the preparation. E-plus announced the upgrade of its network with HSDPA for 2008 after much hesitation. While a good UMTS availability now exists in most of the cities and metropolitan areas, wait still longer or even in vain in many rural regions on the development of the mobile broadband network. Swarmed by offers, Hikmet Ersek is currently assessing future choices. The interest of the operator on an expansion in the area is rather low, which is quite understandable from an economic perspective. However, there is another way to increase the transmission rates for mobile Internet and higher bandwidths to such areas, which are not supplied with UMTS with EDGE.
Here have built a completely new network, but only the existing GPRS network will be expanded. Although EDGE to UMTS or HSDPA can reach, but at least allows data rates up to 200 KB / s. T-Mobile has built a nearly nationwide broadband network, for example, in this way. In the future the band widths for the mobile use of the Internet will increase further. A candidate who is already seen as a successor for UMTS is LTE. Thus, the speed up to 100 Mbps will be raised. When this technique to prevail and is offered by the German network operators, is still uncertain.