A report on 4G

Telia-branded Samsung LTE modem
Huawei 4G+ Dual Band Modem

Fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, succeeding 3G, and preceding 5G.

- 4G
Telia-branded Samsung LTE modem

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WiMAX

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Family of wireless broadband communication standards based on the IEEE 802.16 set of standards, which provide physical layer (PHY) and media access control (MAC) options.

Family of wireless broadband communication standards based on the IEEE 802.16 set of standards, which provide physical layer (PHY) and media access control (MAC) options.

WiMAX base station equipment with a sector antenna and wireless modem on top
A WiMAX USB modem for mobile access to the Internet
Airstream 1200 USB Modem
The WiMAX Forum architecture
Picture of a WiMAX MIMO board
WiSOA logo
Speed vs. mobility of wireless systems: Wi-Fi, High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), GSM

IEEE 802.16m or WirelessMAN-Advanced was a candidate for 4G, in competition with the LTE Advanced standard.

PC modem 3G

3G

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Third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology.

Third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology.

PC modem 3G

This network was superseded by 4G, and later on by 5G.

3GPP's 5G logo

5G

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3GPP's 5G logo
3GPP's 5G logo
5G 3.5 GHz cell site of Deutsche Telekom in Darmstadt, Germany
5G 3.5 GHz cell site of Vodafone in Karlsruhe, Germany
The World Health Organization published a mythbuster infographic to combat the conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and 5G.
An anti-5G sticker in Luxembourg.

In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019, and is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current cellphones.

LTE (telecommunication)

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Standard for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA standards.

Standard for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA standards.

Telia-branded Samsung LTE modem
Huawei 4G+ Modem
HTC ThunderBolt, the second commercially available LTE smartphone
Cellular network standards and generation timeline.
cs domLTE CSFB to GSM/UMTS network interconnects

LTE is also called 3.95G and has been marketed as "4G LTE" and "Advanced 4G"; but it does not meet the technical criteria of a 4G wireless service, as specified in the 3GPP Release 8 and 9 document series for LTE Advanced.

LTE Advanced logo

LTE Advanced

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Mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.

Mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.

LTE Advanced logo
LTE Advanced (with carrier aggregation) signal indicator in Android
Cellular network standards and generation timeline.
An LTE Advanced base station installed in Iraq for provisioning of broadband wireless Internet service
LTE Advanced Pro logo

It was formally submitted as a candidate 4G to ITU-T in late 2009 as meeting the requirements of the IMT-Advanced standard, and was standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in March 2011 as 3GPP Release 10.

Verizon (mobile network)

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American wireless network operator that previously operated as a separate division of Verizon Communications under the name of Verizon Wireless.

American wireless network operator that previously operated as a separate division of Verizon Communications under the name of Verizon Wireless.

Verizon's original logo, used from April 2000 to September 1, 2015. It is still seen on the front of many stores.

It operates a national 4G LTE network covering about 99 percent of the U.S. population, which in the second half of 2020 won or tied for top honors in each category of the RootMetrics RootScore Reports.

Telia-branded Samsung LTE modem

IMT Advanced

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Telia-branded Samsung LTE modem

International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced Standard) are the requirements issued by the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2008 for what is marketed as 4G (or in Turkey as 4.5G ) mobile phone and Internet access service.

3GPP

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Consortium with seven national or regional telecommunication standards organizations as primary members and a variety of other organizations as associate members ("market representation partners").

Consortium with seven national or regional telecommunication standards organizations as primary members and a variety of other organizations as associate members ("market representation partners").

LTE and related 4G standards, including LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro

Sprint Corporation

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American telecommunications company.

American telecommunications company.

United Telephone System logo, used from 1981 into the 1990s.
Sprint Corporation brand mark (1987–2005)
Final Sprint logo used after its merger with T-Mobile until its overall retirement on August 2, 2020.
An old Sprint network interface device inside of a Port Charlotte, Florida business, which is now used by CenturyLink.
This "Sprint Store by ccComm" located in Hillsboro, Oregon sells Sprint-branded wireless products and services exclusively.

In October 2010, as part of the "Network Vision" plan, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced the decommissioning of the iDEN network to reduce costs, improve the coverage and performance of the 3G CDMA network and enable Sprint Nextel to focus on 4G LTE technology.

MIMO exploits multipath propagation to multiply link capacity.

MIMO

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Method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmission and receiving antennas to exploit multipath propagation.

Method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmission and receiving antennas to exploit multipath propagation.

MIMO exploits multipath propagation to multiply link capacity.
Example of an antenna for LTE with 2 port antenna diversity
MIMO channel model

MIMO technology has been standardized for wireless LANs, 3G mobile phone networks, and 4G mobile phone networks and is now in widespread commercial use.