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.
Complete Difference Between 3G and 4G Technology
|Data Throughput||Up 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 Rate||5 Mbps||500 Mbps|
|Peak Download Rate||100 Mbps||1 Gbps|
|Switching techinque||Packet Switching||Packet switching,Message switching.|
|Network Architecture||Wide Area Cell Based||Integration of wireless LAN and Wide area.|
|Service And Application||CDMA 2000,UMTS,EDGE etc||Wimax2 and LTE-Advance|
|Forward Error Correction(FEC)||3G uses Turbo codes for gerror correction.||Concatenated codes are used for error correction in 4G|
|Frequency Band||1.8-2.5 GHz||2-8 GHZ|