Consumers will need convincing to embrace 3G

Three years ago mobile operators paid billions of pounds for third-generation (3G) mobile phone licences on the back of an inflated stock market, only to find that the costs of introducing the new networks were prohibitive and consumers were either under-whelmed, confused or simply disinterested in such extras, especially by the useless “WAP”. Three years on, 3G services have been slow to get started, handsets have been slow to appear