Nortel CEO Mike Zafirovski said 3G isn’t up to the job of providing a fast enough network to meet the needs of broadband customers. At the 3GSM conference in Barcelona, Zafirovski said HSDPA (a technology that Nortel just happens to sell) is the way to go because it has the potential to have speeds of 14 Mbit/s, compared with 1 Mbit/s for 3G. 3G was also dissed by Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO Designate of Nokia Siemens Networks, who was also on stage. Of course, 3G is yesterday’s news for telecom equipment makers who need the carriers to start buying new, higher-margin products. I mean, 3G is so yesterday, 4G is today!