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4G

(4th Generation) The latest cellular technology generation. In 2010, the ITU officially designated LTE, WiMAX and HSPA+ as 4G technologies. See LTE, WiMAX, HSPA and cellular generations.

4G Speeds
In 2014, various tests of carriers in the U.S. touting 4G capabilities reported average download speeds from 4 to 8 Mbps and upload speeds from 1 to 6 Mbps. Because the number of users in a cell is constantly changing, speeds vary as everyone shares the same bandwidth. As more customers frequent a cell, average speeds decline until more antennas are added. For the difference between 4G and Wi-Fi, see cellular vs. Wi-Fi.
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This solution helps us speed deployment of the 4G network, and at the same time significantly improves 3G network coverage which brings the best user experience on both 4G and 3G networks.
The company said its 4G network affords users the ability to transfer data at "incredible speed".
Based on the findings, Viva's 4G network has the widest coverage in Bahrain reaching 99.
4pc success rate in setting up and holding a call, it showcased 100pc data coverage on its 4G network, and 100pc of successful transfers at an average speed of 35 Mbps.
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Airtel also said that while data browsing will be on 4G networks, voice calls would be on 2G/ 3G networks with the CSFB (Circuit Switched Fall Back) technology.
Dr Khalid Al Biyari, senior VP of STC Group for Technology and Operations said: "STC LTE-A 4G network investments aim at enriching the company customer experience and consolidating its leadership in the Saudi market.
Reportedly, this is the first dedicated mobile hotspot device available for business customers on the O2 4G network and the first European launch for the AirCard 762S under the NETGEAR brand.
Omantel has launched a competiA[degrees] tion for its 4G customers to test the high speeds that Omantel 4G network provides.
Network provider EE says it will double average speeds - giving the UK a 4G network that is unrivalled in Europe, faster than those in the US and Japan, and equal to the best in South Korea.
It will double average speeds - giving the city a 4G network that is unrivalled in Europe, faster than those in the US and Japan, and equal to the best in South Korea.
London, June 27 ( ANI ): LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network has reportedly launched most advanced and fastest ever 4G network to consumers in South Korea.