Evolution of wireless networking as a technology
Technology is increasing and updating itself at a rapid pace across all the domains. Internet technology is one such segment that has registered phenomenal development in the last couple of decades. The era of wireless communication began with 2G and was followed by 3G communication. This was also considered as advancement in technology. Now, mobile users across the world are excited with the latest 4G mobile communication technology.
Know about 4G
4G is the fourth generation of wireless network technology that promises a lot to enable mobile communication with high output and least hassles. 4G users enjoy seamless wireless networks on their mobile devices and they enjoy wireless connectivity similar to the home broadband network. 4G succeeds the 3G wireless network technology and carries forward better speed, service and other benefits to the consumer. Simply put, it allows you to browse more, download more and stream more data by taking the same time.
4G and benefits
4G is not only faster than 3G but also provides many new advantages to the user. It is bound to expand the ambit of wireless network and accommodate many more other features than just speed. The concept of a ‘smart home’ could become a reality with 4G, as you would be able to connect and operate many of the appliances at home through your phone.
If it is not exaggerated then it may be deduced that schools will become redundant because teachers will now be able to deliver lectures online to be received at more than hundred locations simultaneously. Using this technology, students in remote villages as well as small towns would be able to enjoy the privilege to virtually attend the lectures of highly learned teachers.
4G to attain unimaginable speed
During the initial days of 4G technology, service providers say that devices running on 4G can attain an uploading speed of 40 mbps and downloading speed upto 20 mbps. However, the maximum speed that 4G can provide is 100 mbps for devices with high mobility communication during travel in vehicles and 1 gigabit per second for devices with low mobility communication used by pedestrians or stationary users.
The service standards discussed above are prescribed and monitored by the International Telecommunication Union-Radio Communication Sector (ITU-R) to produce a clear picture about what can be termed as 4G. 4G has been debated all over the world since its conception because of many confusions and ambiguities about this new technology.
Most of the users understand 4G as a wireless network service with better speed and features but while seen technically, 4G uses packet data switching techniques that distinguish it from others. Most importantly, 4G does not support the traditional circuit-switched telephony service, rather it facilitates communication over Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Technically, all 2G, 3G and 4G use the same frequency but the modulation used by them is different. One of the major differences between the 3G and 4G is the concept of time slots for every user. Only few countries have been able to provide 4G on LTE (long term evolution) platform.
What is LTE?
LTE is a new technology that allows high internet speed and high volumes of data transfer comparatively at a lower cost. It precisely refers to a 4G wireless communications standard brought forward by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). LTE was aimed to provide up to 10x the speeds of 3G networks for the users of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks netbooks and wireless hotspots.
The 4G technology is yet to appear in its full swing. Once most of the countries across the globe adopt it and build infrastructure to provide this facility to their consumers, the face of wireless communication is all set to be overhauled completely. In the coming years, consumers will see faster uploading, downloading and streaming of online data because of this latest technological advancement.
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