Excerpt from Times Online:
November 07, 2005
By Rhys Blakely
Mobile phones may yet fulfill the potential foreseen during the dot-com boom, following reports that Yahoo and Google are to roll out services through wireless networks.
To date mobile internet - or "3G" - services have proved a disappointment for users, who have had to contend with patchy network coverage and lengthy download times.
Telecoms companies paid ?2.5 billion in 3G license fees in the UK alone, hoping to cash in on the new market. But half a decade later a study by Ofcom, the telecoms watchdog, found that 85 per cent of the British population did not know what "3G" meant.