Today we enjoy the benefits of on-the-go mobile data thanks to 4G wireless technology. 4G comes equipped with an alphabet soup of features like multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), further enhanced intercell interference coordination (FeICIC), co-ordinated multipoint (CoMP), beamforming, enhanced multimedia broadcast multicast system (eMBMS), license assisted access (LAA), higher order modulation with 256QAM, carrier aggregation (CA), dual connectivity (DC) and many more all supported in frequency and time division duplex (FDD and TDD) bands.
Earlier this month, we joined hundreds of tech enthusiasts at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, the world's largest annual exhibition for the mobile industry. As always, the event featured top mobile operators, manufacturers, technology providers and vendors.
Today, broadband is an indispensable part of daily life for many people. There are two broadband options: wireline and wireless and both have their advantages. The choice for the consumer depends largely on the quality of the service that each can deliver for the specific application.
There are a few major trends driving the rapid increase in data traffic on the network. At the top of the list is the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and the convergence of mobile broadband and media traffic.
The fourth generation of wireless mobile networks (4G) or Long Term Evolution (LTE) as it is popularly called, has evolved rapidly to become the fastest growing cellular network technology. With increased adoption of LTE and advancement in the fifth generation of wireless networks (5G), the present day mobile networks have a high speed and throughput. However, the increased throughput should also support increased number of business cases for the service providers to adopt the latest in mobile technology.
Over the last 4 decades, mobile networks have evolved across four generations. After witnessing the growth of 4th generation technology popularly known as 4G, now we are at the verge of experiencing the next, i.e., the 5th generation of wireless technology.