1G, 2G, 3G, 4G: The evolution of wireless generations
posted by Maxwell R. / Sep 01, 2013, 5:24 PM
Technology from manufacturers is advancing at a stunning rate and the wireless networking is tying our gadgets together with the services we demand. In just the past 10 years, we have seen an astonishing evolution of wireless service we use every day.
With the exponential evolution, there has been equally exponential growth in use of the services, taking advantage of the recently available bandwidth around the world. This year, we saw data usage around the globe exceed 1 exabyte in a month. 1EB is the same as 1 billion gigabytes, 1,000,000,000GB. That is a lot of data no matter who is using it.
It should surprise no one that the smartphone revolution is fueling this growth, and by 2017, half of all mobile devices in the world will be smartphones. The key to keeping users happy is network performance and good value for the money.
From the looks of it, we are on track to seeing continued network performance improvements and increasingly easier access to smartphones as developing markets hop on the bandwagon.
sources: CommScope via BGR
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posted on Sep 01, 2013, 5:29 PM 5
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Still missing those days that we had 1G.
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 7:07 PM 3
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I knew you guys could do it. A very informative article.
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 5:36 PM 7
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How do you keep smartphone users happy? 19% network performance. *COUGH COUGH* SPRINT *COUGH COUGH*
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 5:37 PM 12
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There is nothing wrong with Sprint. they are the best out there. I know this from the recording when I call Sprint customer care 3 times a week because of overcharging me on my bill or hours of no service.
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 6:02 PM 11
My bad. I'd probably would've gotten your sarcasm if I wasn't so sick today. Lol. Headache and all. If I were you, I would just cancel and pay the term fee. That's what I doing Tuesday. Already ordered my phone from AT&T. Yeah, it will suck paying the term fee, but at the end it'll be worth it.
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 7:15 PM 1
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what i can say about sprint is there 3g speeds have improved 2 fold in my area (2.0mbdl) and the other day i got a 4g icon pop up. the speeds werent anything to talk about. about the same as 3g but it will improve once they add backhaul. they have great voice coverage always did.
posted on Sep 02, 2013, 8:14 AM 0
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Never trust anything from bgr, that place reeks
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 5:38 PM 0
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5G what will be the running guy doing ? Superman ?
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 5:57 PM 0
well it would be nice if we actually had coverage... i'm looking at you, Sprint.
posted on Sep 01, 2013, 8:47 PM 1
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What's with the name-calling towards Sprint. It's really simple, stop paying. When they see there is no additional commerce to be squeezed out of their business model, they will reform. Prime example: AOL. Much of their revenue was coming from people born in the 40s who are still paying for dial-up service with free email. Cha Ching. Even the geezers are wising up.
posted on Sep 02, 2013, 12:39 PM 0
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