What is 3G and 4G broadband and how do these work?

chirag Vishani December 4, 2011

What is 3G and 4G broadband and how do these work?

  1. Mike
    December 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Theoretically they are classifications of technologies set by the ITU-R.

    However in general they are used to refer to third generation "3G" technologies currently available and fourth generation "4G" technologies currently being implemented or upcoming.

    A lot of technologies overlap into both generations which makes this classification somewhat inaccurate. This is why most manufacturers state the actual supported technologies and protocols within a phones specification.

    The LTE standard for example is considered being 3.9G because in it's current development state it doesn't match all requirements set by the ITU-R for the 4G classification yet the technology itself can [and probably will] be part of the fourth generation.

  2. Anonymous
    December 5, 2011 at 8:04 am

    3G is  network standard that allows users to transmit
    voice and data. 
     4G is the next
    evolution in wireless communication, allowing download speeds of 3-6 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1 Mbps, 4G is designed especially for data transmission rather than voice, so 4G offers faster access to data using mobile phones

    3G vs 4G