3G Moblogging

Now for a first – 3G Moblogging. While it almost seems a shame to
merely send text over a 384Kbps link, there will be much more to
follow. On second thoughts, it’s about right – my link from an
Edinburgh-Glasgow train has just reverted to GPRS and 44Kbps (with a
following wind): Orange claim 70% UK population coverage for 3G, an
utterly weasel measure for a mobile service – the word “mobile” being
non-trivial in the context, which probably equates to about 20%
geographical cover at (say) 500m resolution. So, ’tis early days yet,
although the unreliability of UK GSM networks after a dozen years
does not bode well.

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