What is a 4G network?
International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced Standard)
- The technology should be based on an all-IP packet switched network
- Peak data rates of up to approximately 100 Mbit/s for high mobility such as mobile access and up to approximately 1 Gbps for low mobility such as nomadic/local wireless access, according to the ITU requirements
- Dynamically share and use the network resources to support more simultaneous users per cell
- Scalable channel bandwidth 5–20 MHz, optionally up to 40 MHz
- Peak link spectral efficiency of 15 bit/s/Hz in the downlink, and 6.75 bit/s/Hz in the uplink (meaning that 1 Gbps in the downlink should be possible over less than 67 MHz bandwidth)
- System spectral efficiency of up to 3 bit/s/Hz/cell in the down link and 2.25 bit/s/Hz/cell for indoor usage
- Smooth handovers across heterogeneous networks
- Ability to offer high quality of service for next generation multimedia suppor(Wikipedia) This should be the characteristics of the technology provided by MTN and Orange Cameroon since they can provide 4G services.
The obvious question should be ;
what is the meaning of 4G LTE?
4G stands for fourth generation technology while the LTE stands for Long term Evolution .
This is one of the fastest technology in the world. Many countries in the world are not using this technology according to 4gamerica.com. The percentage usage in North America stands at about 51 percent.
|Chat showing 4G LTE usage in the world Source 4gamericas.org|
The advancement in 4 G will give rise to 5G networks. Have you tried the 4G services of MTN or Orange Cameroon? How was it?