The GSM association has recently announced a new type of wireless access for mobile users. They are calling it “Mobile Broadband”. Notebooks that people buy will feature a label on them with this name.
What Mobile Broadband will bring is the ability to surf the Internet from your notebook without having to connect to an external modem. Instead you will be able to connect directly to your wireless provider. This will be done by the use of wireless hardware that will be built right into the notebooks when you buy them.
You can read more about it here.