Back in October of 2010, the ITU declared that LTE technology wasn’t technically “4G,” and that no major wireless carrier was technically deploying 4G networks. According to the ITU, only technology like LTE-Advanced, capable of speeds over 100 Mbps, could be considered 4G. Carriers ignored the declaration with T-Mobile arguing their HSPA+ build was the “largest 4G network,” and Sprint & Verizon also made “4G” part of marketing for their respective LTE networks (technically, LTE and Mobile WiMax).
A look at what 4G is, and the various types of current and upcoming 4G networks.
When it comes to picking the fastest data carrier there are loads of choices, but perhaps the most important decision is deciding between a 4G or LTE.
O2 and Vodafone have both launched their 4G networks in the UK today, but coverage is very limited compared with EE’s dominant 4G network.
Online retailer Very.co.uk is carrying listings for the new Nexus 7 with 4G. It is quoted as having a three day delivery time. The price, £299. Is this a mistake or a genuine indicator that the 4G Nexus 7 will launch in the UK before the Wi-Fi only versions?
Michael Hayden, a retired four star general and the former head of the CIA and the NSA, has publicly accused the networking company of passing sensitive information about national telecommunication infrastructures to the Chinese state.
Right on schedule, EE has doubled up its 4G network speeds in 12 major cities across the UK today. Time to run some speed tests.
Vodafone has announced that its UK 4G network will be online before the end of the summer, finally offering consumers an alternative to EE. O2 and Three are also both planning to bring their networks online before the end of 2013.
If you’ve come to the conclusion that 4G LTE simply isn’t fast enough for you, you are in luck. That is if you can wait till 2020. On Sunday, Samsung announced that it had developed a core technology of fifth-generation network, hoping to bring even faster data speeds than 4G networks can provide today. Read on to find out more.
At an event in London this morning, EE outlined its plans to double 4G download speeds and to begin testing its LTE Advanced network in the coming months.