4G mobile broadband evolution

4G Americas
22 Feb 2011

Wireless data usage continues to increase at an unprecedented pace. While smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry are now commonplace, penetration rates of tablets such as Apple’s iPad are also increasing rapidly.

The use of tablets greatly increases the demand for wireless video applications which puts tremendous stress on the wireless network (higher resolution expected and thus higher user rates required over larger coverage areas).

This is, consequently, driving the need for continued innovations in wireless data technologies to provide more capacity and higher quality of service. 3GPP technologies have evolved from GSM-EDGE, to UMTS-HSPA-HSPA+, to now initial LTE deployments, to provide increased capacity and user experience.

This white paper discusses details of the deployment progress of GSM-EDGE and UMTS-HSPA+, as well as the recent Rel-8 LTE commercial deployments.

This white paper originally published on 4G Americas

Related content

No Comments Yet! Be the first to share what you think!
This website uses cookies
This provides customers with a personalized experience and increases the efficiency of visiting the site, allowing us to provide the most efficient service. By using the website and accepting the terms of the policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.