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Going nowhere fast: Investments in core infrastructure put pressure on services

News | 10/03/2007 11:00 am EDT

The build-out in core infrastructure has put Canada at a crossroads. Fixed broadband penetration is high, and improvements are being made on the delivery of standardized compression and increased processing power. On the cellular front 4G, properly known as IMT-Advanced, is still a few years out, but 3G is delivering on some impressive speeds, and 3.5G and WiMAX are set to make things interesting. As a result, the debate is beginning to shift from "pipe hype" to how advanced telecommunications services might transform society.

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