Category Archives: 4G

Verizon Wireless Crawls To 4G

Verizon is planning to head down the 4G road but which path they’ll take is still uncertain. Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) is the logical path but not the only option. In fact, at the CTIA Wireless 2007 Conference, Kyle Malady, Vice President of Network Technology Development at Verizon Wireless, stressed that the company feels theyContinue Reading

NTT DoCoMo Achieves World’s First 5Gbps Packet Transmission In 4G Field Experiment

NTT DoCoMo announced that its field experiment of fourth-generation radio access in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 25, 2006 saw the attainment of a maximum packet transmission rate of about 5Gbps in the downlink using 100MHz frequency bandwidth to a 10km/h mobile station. The development followed the company’s decision to increase the number of MIMOContinue Reading

Why Sprint Says WiMax Is 4G

Sprint CTO Barry West regards WiMax the 4G technology because not only is it faster, it is also cheaper. According to West, WiMax causes a 10-fold improvement in the price-per-bit as it uses a wider channel. The current CDMA networks run on a 1.25-MHz channel and can deliver a maximum of 4 bits per hertz,Continue Reading

Speedier Wireless On The Way Via 4G

3G is barely deployed and now there is talk about 4G. Sprint is aiming to use WiMax as thier 4G technology of choice, expecting to put $3 Billion into the technology in the next 2 years. Faster speeds are one factor for the choice of WiMax but chipset costs and availability have also influenced theContinue Reading

Samsung Breaks 4G Barrier

Samsung unveiled its 4G WiBro (Wireless Broadband) technology at a forum it sponsored in Jeju Island, Korea. The company claims that WiMax’s cousin, which is based on the IEEE 802.16.e-2005 standard, generates a nomadic speed of 1 Gbps or 50 times speedier than 3G. This means that transferring 100 MP3 files (300Mb) will only takeContinue Reading