4G Technology

3 G vs 4 G Brief summary

4G – Wikipedia
In telecommunications, 4G is the fourth generation of cell phone mobile communications standards. It is a successor of the third generation (3G) standards. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with USB wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices.


2G, 3G, 4G, and everything in between: an Engadget wireless primer
Just what is “4G,” anyway? It’s one higher than 3G, sure, but does that necessarily mean it’s better? Why are all four national carriers in the US suddenly calling their networks 4G? Is it all the same thing? Answering those questions requires that we take a take a little walk through wireless past, present, and future… but we think it’s a walk you’ll enjoy.

4G Trends Website
Website with articles on 4G.

4G Wireless
This article provides vital information such as definition, speed, carriers, history of the 4G technology.

4G Wireless Speed Tests: Which Is Really the Fastest?
PCWorld’s exclusive performance tests reveal which 4G network delivers the fastest data speeds.

Caveat emptor
This article describes what 4G really means to the customers when it comes to speed.  It is not always what the sellers are saying it is.  The consumers must proactively research on 4G before signing up with its providers.

Searching for 1000 times the capacity of 4G wireless
Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have assembled a consortium of government and business support to advance beyond today’s fourth generation (4G) wireless technologies toward 5G cellular networks that could potentially increase cell phone capacity by more than 1000 times.

T-Mobile and 4G
This article reveals whether T-Mobile’s 4G technology services have true broadband speed of what the actual 4G supposed to offer.

Turning the homeless into 4G hotspots
A project called “Homeless Hotspots” is turning homeless Austin residents into mobile wireless hotspots outside the South by Southwest convention center.

Video – ABC Now
This video illustrates an ABC news interview with Greg Harper, President of HarperVision, to discuss the current trends of 4G technology.

Video & Article: 4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the “Fast” Talk
Of all the confusing technology terms used in consumer marketing today, perhaps the most opaque is “4G,” used to describe a new, much faster generation of cellular data on smartphones, tablets and other devices. It sounds simple, but there are many varieties of 4G and conflicting claims.

Wireless Network 101: What Is 4G?
Learn what 4G is in this Howcast video about wireless network technology.