3G wireless debuts
Verizon Communications Inc., New York, has introduced third generation wireless phone service for San Diego and the greater Washington area. The long-awaited 3G standard has been touted as a successor to today's cellular phone network systems. Verizon also introduced a 3G virtual private network service for users to replicate their computers' desktop display on mobile telephones. The VPN connection has a throughput of 300 to 500 kilobits per second.