ARCchart is selling a new report entitled Mobile Broadband Performance of Carrier Networks. I can't personally justify the purchase, but I notice this wonderful graph in their sample.
What does this tell us?
- First, 2G GSM data rates are usually 50-60 Kbps.
- While EDGE data rates might go as high as 250 Kbps, a good bet is 140-200 Kbps.
- And finally, deployed 3GSM networks are good for 600 Kbps to perhaps 1.4 Mbps.
- Anything faster is extremely unlikely (at least as of 2Q09).
In a world of endless hype, it's nice to have some real data.