At the time when there is a talk of information revolution worldwide, it becomes important to see what are the factors that propel the pace of this revolution. The emergence of Internet and broadband come in a bigger way. This technology has equipped us to access a wide range of information in a very short time. The broadband service has facilitated us to find information quickly. The broadband connection is divided into two categories as home broadband and Mobile Broadband.
In the home broadband connection we need a cable set up with other installation equipments, but in mobile broadband you need just dongle or USB modems to access internet. After the emergence of satellite based system, people have been facilitated with various network standard in the use of GPRS, 3G, WiMAX, HSPA etc. The terminology mobile broadband refers to the wireless technology to access high speed internet through the portable modems like PC data card, USB modems, USB sticks with data modems and inbuilt mobile broadband notebook. It is also compatible with any PC, laptop or Mac so this connection proved to be a cost effective service for high speed and a good alternative especially for the office users. Another facility in this service is the freedom to change the network provider without any pre-information. So if you are not satisfied with the service and performance, you can switch for other.
In the prior days when people had dial-up service, they had to buy a landline connection that was engaged while using internet access. Sometimes that system used to be very frustrating because of slow speed and limited downloading options. But in the mobile broadband connection one can find enough downloading facility along with high speeds of 2MB, 4MB or 8MB. There are different modems are available in the market that promises different downloads and speeds.
Today in the UK we have several mobile broadband providers like Vodafone, Orange, Virgin Media, T-Mobile, O2, 3 and many others. They have been offering their USB modem sticks to access high speed internet connection and good downloads at very reasonable prices. Almost all these companies provide their mobile broadband connection under several deals such as contract deals, free gift offer, and Pay As You Go. In the contract deal users have to sign a contract of a certain time limit that may be 12 months, 18 months or for 24 months. Until the contract period expires, users have to pay a monthly rental bill. On the other hand in Pay As You Go, users have to pay only for the usage.
So, overall mobile broadband has definitely changed our way of using internet along with roaming place to place.