Looking ahead is basically the goal of any wireless internet provider worth its salt, since there are numerous challenges presenting themselves everyday. If beating out wireline systems as a whole is the object, then the networks in existence early on were certainly not competing. The introduction of the 4G network to cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia and Dallas has allowed residents in every region of the country to get a beat on the newest system. Here is why it appears to be the future of wireless internet.
1. The technology is easily expandable. Like cell phone technology, the wireless network works with these towers which are scattered throughout the coverage area. The more towers that are put up, the better the system is going to be. What many early subscribers have discovered is that the network can often expand in a short period of time. One tower at a certain part of the city will make a big difference, which is why there is so much promise for this network.
2. It handles the big ticket operations with ease. There are simple operations like checking your email and browsing through a couple of websites, and then there are the big ticket operations like downloading a feature-length film or streaming live sporting events on a PC. If your old wireless network could do these things easily, then you wouldn’t have needed a new system. However, the 4G network is the first one to get it done without needing second chances.
3. The 400% speed increase is more like home connections than anything in the past. Doubling or tripling the speed of the previous wireless networks would have been mandatory, but the new network did one step better and quadrupled the speed of the 3G network. If you measure up your home connection at this point, you may not see much of a difference, or you might see that the wireless system is actually outperforming it. Pretty soon, there will be no advantage to a home connection.
4. There is nothing new to learn. With every other system, there was something new to learn. With 4G technology, it is only an improvement on everything which we have already figured out how to do. There is no guesswork involved with the equipment, nor any difference between the internet, the USB modems or even your laptop. If you want to get a mobile hotspot working, you can take along a portable modem or set one up in your house for a home connection.
5. The equipment can handle all of the previous protocols. Can your 3G network handle the system which came before it? Of course, but considering there was not much to the 2G network, it wasn’t a major accomplishment. This system is much more sophisticated and can handle whatever comes its way in the course of a day, so even if you fall off the map with the newest network, the technology can pick up the nest best thing.
Source by Jason Tandle