The U.N. has approved $3 billion for the development and deployment of high-speed wireless networks, which will allow wireless users to roam without using their mobile phone.
The U-N’s Mobile Telecommunications and Information Society has called for a network extenergizer to enable wireless users of low-speed cellular services to have access to wireless networks even if they are not connected to the land-based cellular network.
The U.K. has already introduced an extender for mobile broadband, which uses a satellite-based network to connect mobile devices to land-area wireless networks.
China, the U.A.E., Japan and South Korea have already begun work on the extenders, which are expected to be available by the end of this year.
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