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Mobile Data Connection Types

 

What is Mobile Data? Mobile Data, also commonly referred to as 3G is the collection of technologies that make use of the cellular telephone networks

 

Primary differences between Mobile data and Fixed Line

 

The table below summarizes the major differences between Mobile Data and fixed line services:

Factor

Mobile Data

Fixed Line ADSL

Availability

Depends on Cellular Coverage

Depends on Telkom Exchange

Mobility

Take Anywhere

Fixed at installed residence

Speeds

Scales according to coverage from 170kbps (EDGE) up to 21mbps (HSDPA+) HDSPA speeds are also limited by device.

From 2-10mbps depending on exchange and cable length (20-40mbps VDSL at a handful of exchanges)

Data Packages

Low consumption capped packages, no real 'uncapped offering' in SA

High-end caps and uncapped products allowing hundreds of gigs per month.

Costs

Cost per GB and out of bundle rates relatively high, no packages suited to bulk downloading, or extensive video streaming, or online gaming.

Very cheap costs per GB and cheap uncapped. Suitable for bulk downloads, video streaming and serious gaming.

 




 
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