Difference Between 3G and 4G Network


3G, Stand for the 3rd generation of mobile telecommunications technology. This is based on a set of standards used for mobile devices and mobile telecommunications use services and networks that comply with the International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) specifications by the International Telecommunication Union. 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.

Difference Between 3G and 4G Network

4G, short for the fourth generation, is the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology, succeeding 3G and preceding 5G. A 4G system, in addition to the usual voice and other services of 3G, provides mobile broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Potential and current applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television, and cloud computing.

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Difference Between 3G and 4G

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Data ThroughputUp to 3.1 Mbps with an average speed range between 0.5 to 1.5 Mbps.Practically speaking,2 to 12 Mbps(Telstra in Australia claims up to 40 Mbps)but potential estimated at a range of 100 to 300 Mbps.
Peak Upload Rate5 Mbps500 Mbps
Peak Download Rate100 Mbps1 Gbps
Switching techinquePacket SwitchingPacket switching,Message switching.
Network ArchitectureWide Area Cell BasedIntegration of wireless LAN and Wide area.
Service And ApplicationCDMA 2000,UMTS,EDGE etcWimax2 and LTE-Advance
Forward Error Correction(FEC)3G uses Turbo codes for gerror correction.Concatenated codes are used for error correction in 4G
Frequency Band1.8-2.5 GHz2-8 GHZ

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