Unless there are dramatic improvements in quality, it’s hard to see how video phone calls can become a killer application for 3G. If video calls are not likely to be so hot, then what will be? That is the million-dollar question. The search for the killer application for 3G mobile services has become a sort of Holy Grail for mobile service operators worldwide. This is because operators have to provide the customer with sufficient and compelling content so that the larger bandwidth is put to good use.
3G mobile technology is finally rolling out in Singapore. With all three major telcos—SingTel, StarHub and M1—conducting trials of their networks, this is a good time to test the networks as well as the new 3G phones. So it was with some interest that I took up StarHub’s offer to do a trial of its 3G network. Continue >>