3G vs 4G

This page covers comparison between 3G and 4G wireless technologies. It covers both similarities and difference between 3G and 4G technologies.

Specifications 3G 4G
Full form Third Generation Fourth Generation
Switching Circuit and Packet Switching All digital with packetized voice
RF Frequency Band About 1.8 to 2.5GHz About 2-8 GHz
RF Bandwidth 5-20 MHz 100 MHz and more.
Data rate 384 kbps- 2 Mbps 20-100Mbps in mobile
Applications Mainly Voice along with data Converged Data and VOIP
Technologies supported EGDE,EGPRS,WCDMA,HSPA,HSPA+,CDMA2000 Mobile WiMAX,LTE,LTE-Advanced
network architecture Wide area cell based Integration of wireless LAN and Wide Area Network
Forward Error Correction technique used turbo codes Concatenated codes
Video Access Provides video access to users provides HD video access to users
Virtual presence Not available It is possible
Navigation Digital navigation provided Virtual navigation provided

3G 4G Related Links

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