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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 3G AND 4G CONNECTIVITY

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 3G AND 4G CONNECTIVITY

Wireless carriers faced with constant demand for faster connections by users have now turned to 3G/4G technology to fulfill the needs. Generally, the ‘G’ stands for generation and it refers to a networking standard in cellphones that is capable of providing high speed data services. The major difference between these two generations; 3G and 4G is speed.

3G network connects with a practical speed of 600Kbps and 1.4Mbps with peak download speed of up to 3.1 Mbps while 4G connects with a speed of 3-6Mbps and peak download speed of more than 10Mbps making it more reliable and convenient.

Another significant difference is the addition of QoS (Quality of Service) support in 4G which is not available in the previous generation. This support help users to play high quality videos online and also use VoIP applications like Skype on their phones without effecting the quality. In all, 4G is basically a step ahead of its predecessor.

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