3G vs 4G : What is the Difference ?

Cell phone carriers are moving to 4G (fourth generation) as the next phase of mobile broadband. So, What’s the difference between 3G and 4G?

‘G’ stands for generation. 3G stands for “third generation” while 4G stands for “fourth generation”.

Here is the breakdown,

1st Generation: Analog cellular technology

2nd Generation: Digital cellular technology

3G (or) 3rd Generation: 3G technology were a significant improvement over 2G networks for faster data transmission. 3G technology will be faster and used for multimedia with increased bandwidth. You can use your cell phone to stream video, videoconferencing, video messaging, and surf web faster in a mobile environment.

4G or 4th Generation: It is a successor to 3G network, 4G network will be more faster than 3G.

The ITU defines 4G as technology that offers speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 Gbit/s for low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users).

Via – Wiki

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