Abstract-Third Generation (3G) technologies have introduced a new era of mobility not only for cellular phones but also for broadband services. With the rise of high bandwidth demand applications, a number of challenges emerge. This paper presents results obtained while testing the performance of the 3G wireless broadband in a number of scenarios to reflect the end users’ experience. The test evaluates High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), a 3G mobile technology, testing its link characteristics on different scenarios. During the test, four major link characteristics: latency, throughput, link outage and packet loss were tested. These are the characteristics that cause direct effects to the Quality of Service (QoS). To perform the test, the T-Mobile of-the-shelf public available Web’n’Walk data card was used. I
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