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4G Network: Its superiority and features

4g4G network is a fourth-generation wireless network for mobile communications. This network is designed as a comprehensive communications network solutions and secure data at faster speeds than the previous generation. New standards such as WiMax and Long Term Evolution (LTE) have been referred to as 4G, although there are still some debates about their status.

4G Specifications
4G networks are specifically geared to provide high quality services and high data transfer speeds as well. This network is intended to provide better reception quality, more stable flow of data transfer, as well as the exchange of information more quickly. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) or the organization that oversees the standard for wireless networks stated that significant progress for multimedia messaging services, including video services, is a matter that must be achieved.

4G is able to deliver a minimum data transfer speed of 100 megabits per second when the user is moving at high speeds (such as when user were on the train), and at one gigabit per second in a stationary position. Mobile phones and mobile devices on the 4G network are also using technology Internet Protocol (IP) to enable data transfer via a package, instead of using a traditional telephone.

The progress
One implementation of 4G networks is on the WiMax technology, which is a faster version of wireless data transfer via WiFi networks. LTE is another technology that is trying to get 4G standard, although not quite meet ITU requirements for data speeds. Nevertheless, WiMax and LTE have been labeled as a 4G network, although the admission is still triggering a bit of confusion and controversy. The second method uses IP packets and has shown progress compared to the 3G standard, so the ITU finally approved labeling them as 4G.

History of Prior 4G Network
The first wireless network, known as 1G, 2G was launched in 1980. The later was introduced in the early 1990s that allowed more transmission per channel of communication. Furthermore, the foundation of 3G started in the late 1990s and began to be implemented in most of the world in the early 21st century. While the 3G network is the first network to enable multimedia applications, 4G promises to bring this basic technology to the next level.