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Originally Posted by KusH View Post


But 4g has a definition...

That's like me advertising I have Wireless N but it only get 10mbps, but the "N" stands for New...
Yup that's right, you cant use 4G for 4th generation, 4G is an internationally recognized standard.
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LTE can reach speeds of 100Mb/s downlink and 50Mb/s uplink, while WiMAX delivers up to 128Mb/s down and 56Mb/s up. These speeds hurtle past 3G standards, but they're still far off the 4G purists' target, which has led some to dub LTE and WiMAX "3.9G" technologies.

The ITU-R guideline for true 4G is known as IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications) Advanced. According to that standards body, wireless technologies must run at 1Gb/s for stationary users and 100Mb/s for moving connections. The IMT Advanced guideline also calls for significantly reduced latency: 10ms.

The ITU-R hasn't identified a specification that meets it s goals for IMT Advanced; instead, the next generations of LTE and WiMAX—LTE Advanced and IEEE 802.16e—are being designed to achieve those speeds.

While the ITU-R definition of 4G will push the industry toward even faster performance, carriers defend their "4G" designators. "We're talking about doing basically an order of magnitude change in the capabilities of our wireless technology," says Verizon's Higgins. "To us, that's a meaningful difference and is worthy of creating the right kind of brand around that, which is '4G'."
Doesn't that technically refer to phone internet then? Or am I missing something?

Or is it because they are offering their wireless internet speeds to OTA adapters for laptops and they aren't reaching 1gb/s, I'm kinda lost now...
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post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by KusH View Post
As I said in my previous post.

4g = 1Gbps down, 500Mbps up.
Verizon "4g LTE" = 100Mbps down, 50Mbps up.
HSPA+ = 56Mbps down 56Mbps up.

Source
In actuality, Verizon's LTE is like... 15mbps down, or so i think.

Everything I have read suggests that HSPA+ is faster than LTE, in its so far implementation with AT&T and T-Mobile.
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I don't care what it is as long as it is faster
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I don't care what it is as long as it is faster
QFT. From what? 1.5Mbps to 100Mbps is a huge jump.

correct me on the speeds for current 3G and 4G data.
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