Prepaid Broadband - A Big Deal for the Prepaid Recharge World

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Prepaid Internet Broadband is about to explode throughout the world by means of upgrades to 3rd generation Mobile networks as well as the investment in wireless technologies such as WiMAX . These networks which will enable a prepaid, pay as you go billing mechanism will have a significant impact on the internet across the earth from Africa through to Asia. Prepaid Earth explains how prepaid will change the internet.

Until recently the ever growing prepaid payment mechanism has been synonymous with Mobile Phones, Long Distance Calling, and downloadable entertainment.However, a newcomer to the ever growing prepaid product assortment -Wireless Broadband prepaid Internet is creating a lot of excitement.

Considering the staggering global impact the internet has had on the world since it went mainstream in 1994 the excitement is justified says Stephen O' Sullivan a spokesperson for Prepaid Earth

You may ask yourself why this is so significant, well to date broadband internet relied on a phone line for DSL services or Cable Television network, the issue with this reliance is that the typical prepaid user cannot provide the necessary basic credit or billing history to qualify for post-paid services which suite their budget. Generally speaking the typical prepaid user is either a student, an immigrant, a lower income earner or even a part time user of a particular service.

Mobile networks have naturally been offering wireless broadband services to their post-paid subscriber base and as the opportunity to promote the service to the main stream audience dries up, these providers will be launching prepaid wireless services.

In recent years mobile networks have seen an increase in technical capabilities which in turn allows the mobile network providers to offer high speed wireless broadband services using the very same network that carries traditional mobile voice calls. These networks have the ability to carry speed of up to 7 Mbps per second.

According to O' Sullivan "over the last five years we have observed that mobile voice services have experienced significant growth, the same will hold true for Internet broadband services by means of prepaid and mobile network infrastructure".

Statistics from GSM World Forum show that African and Asian countries are dominated by prepaid subscribers, therefore the introduction of accessing internet services into these growth markets is significant and very exciting indeed.

Prepaid wireless broadband is enabled through plug and play devices such as USB modems or routers which rely on a Mobile SIM card in a very similar manner to a mobile phone. O'Sullivan further believes that Internet portals will form the key storefronts for recharge since users will need to recharge wireless bandwidth online on an ongoing basis.

About Prepaid Earth is a global organisation focused on the prepaid, pay as you go and pre-paid cell phone, mobile, internet, enteraintment and money card product industry. Prepaid Earth strives to deliver effective information to the prepaid consumer, as a means to empower consumers to make better more informed decisions when it comes to prepaid and pay as you go products.


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