Working challenges

I have been moored up in a place where the 3G signal is just good enough for me to access an online conference. The best places are restricted mooring times (e.g. 24hrs) so I out of town a bit. The funny thing about internet signals over 3G is that they come and go, weather, time of day, passing large steel boat, can all influence the strength and connectivity.

The key issues seems to be that the signal is “just good enough”. The technology is getting better but so are the demands on what is being expected from the bandwidth required. A couple of years ago I managed fine on a slow link for email. Now I am jsut about managing on a 1.8Mbs link when I need to audio conference, participate in second life etc.

 I hear wide area WiFi is just around the corner 🙂

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