Internet access through mobile broadband

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 06:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: Now Internet access is possible through mobile Broadband. Hutchison Whampoa has forged a group of global Internet companies, and handset makers - Nokia and Sony Ericsson, to globally launch Broadband mobile Internet access on the same flat fee model as fixed Broadband Internet.

Titled "X-Series from 3," the service will include free Skype calling, unlimited Web browsing, and instant messaging from mobile handsets.

Initially, the service will be available only on select handsets from Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

Customers of "X-Series from 3" will be able to make and receive unlimited Skype calls with Skype PC users around the world; they will be able to engage in unlimited browsing of the Internet from their mobiles for free; and they will be able to send or receive instant text messages to/from another X-Series handset or PC free-of-charge.

Hutchison says X-Series will be priced like fixed line Broadband, providing use of mobile Internet services for a flat fee.

"X-Series from 3" will be available in the UK December 1st onwards. In other 3G markets across the globe, it will be available sometime in early 2007.

About the service, Canning Fok, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa, said that mobile Broadband is the natural next step for mobile services, which extends the full power of the Internet to mobile handsets.




Source: IANS
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