France.internet.com: the GPRS is coming
GPRS soon. SFR, after France Telecom, will test it in June with 1.000 to 2.000 companies, in order to launch a professional offer in October, as the offer for the general public is scheduled for early 2002. the General Packet Radio Services provides an acceleration of transfer rates on mobile phones. In theory, transfer rates can go up to 171.2 kbits but operators should offer 20 to 30 kbits rates at the beginning as against 9.6 kbits for the WAP at the moment. A rapid look on this coming with France.internet.com. Two articles announce the SFR initiative and the coming of the GPRS, which, according to first deployment plans, should happen last year at the same period: "Cegetel promet le GPRS pour septembre" and "SFR lance le GPRS professionnel à petite dose".