Featured Links

Mobile internet for cell phones

The mobile internet has become one of man's most important discoveries. Along with the computer, it has worked hand in hand to give people an important tool in going through their daily lives. May it be for personal or business purposes, the internet has come a long way in terms of supplying us with information that be accessed promptly by just logging on to it. The protocol of the internet is based on the existing phone lines that have been previously installed. For most countries, fiber optics technology is used to carry out voice and data transfer from one phone or computer to the server. Initially, people are required to dial up to connect to the network via their modems and could connect up to speeds of 54 kilobits per second. But with newer technologies, dedicated lines are being offered to subscribers for a faster data connection. It is a natural evolution that internet will soon be available via the cellular phone which has also gained for itself massive technological innovations over the past decade. The early form of mobile internet isn't exactly what we are used to seeing today. The cellular phone serving as a dial up modem, was used to connect a laptop to the internet. People still was using the TCP/IP format but is connecting wirelessly through a mobile phone. The first true mobile internet was called the Wireless Access protocol or WAP wherein the phone directly connects to the network and with the small screen display and keypad input, actual web surfing was realize even if it was on a limited text only format. Information like news and bank details and email service was readily available for the user. Advances in the 2G and the GPRS mobile internet system brought along web page format that includes multimedia content and with the inception of 3G that has wider data handling capabilities, the internet experience in mobile phones are comparable to what we are having in our personal computers. 3G mobile internet has given users connection speeds of up to 14.4 megabit per second through the high speed downlink protocol access (HSDPA). To date there are more than 150 countries offering the high speed service which usually has a monthly subscription package that includes time allotted for voice calls and a certain amount of data for the internet use. Web site developers have also used different format for their pages that will give users full color browsing and easy access to content such as pictures and audio & video files.

See also: