In telecommunication systems, 4G stands for fourth-generation – This term is used to describe high-speed mobile data network, typically based on mobile network technology called long-term evolution (LTE) technology or sometimes on WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access). The 4G delivers data at a much higher speed. The International Telecommunication Union describes that 4G has the ability to download data at the speed of 100 megabits per second to 1 gigabit per second. Although none of the existing current networks in America has the capability of these kinds of speeds, the growth of 4G itself is a significant leap.
The 4G technology essentially turns a cellular phone into a Voice-over-IP system, which means faster and clearer communication. The latest statistics from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirms that the pace of 4G LTE rollouts and service launches are increasing in the USA amid growing multi-device usage. As per a research conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media, LTE/4G mobile broadband has grown to 192.5 million subscriptions in North America, representing 52 percent of the total mobile subscriptions in the region at the end of the second quarter of 2013. The North American market remains in the leadership position of 4G market share worldwide with 51 percent of the world’s 126 million connections at the end of June 2013.
With the largest number of subscribers, it can be very well argued that the mobile broadband is of paramount importance in the United States economic growth and global competitiveness. The far-reaching effects of 4G technology cannot be neglected in most businesses. In the same magnitude through which 3G technology transformed the way of doing business, 4G technology is bound to take the business a notch higher.
A new study published by PCMag found that found that AT&T has the fastest 4G LTE network in the United States. If you’re looking for a fast mobile broadband experience in major and medium-sized cities, AT&T is the best nationwide 4G choice. The analyst, however, noted that Verizon’s network offered superior nationwide coverage especially in rural and suburban areas.
By G+ Author: Dennis Tablott.