What is 4G and how does it work

4G is simply the ‘fourth generation communications system’ and it reflects an improvement from 3G by solving the two key platform problems: latency and congestion in the network. After it was launched in late 2012, all of the major UK phone providers have adopted the platform. When you search for a vodafone store near me and visit places such as https://www.kingcommunications.ie/store-contact-details/ you will notice 4G being used as standard on the mobile phones they provide.

4G functions in almost the same way as 3G, but quicker. 4G helps you to reach broadband-style speeds when away from your Wi-Fi by using high-speed download and upload packets. Users are also able to access speeds of up to 21Mb on the go, but this is influenced by location, however. For instance, a larger city would exhibit faster speeds than a small village.

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4G is basically a radio infrastructure that is extremely advanced. You may have also seen masts scattered across the landscape. The signals required for 4G to operate are transmitted by these masts and the task is for engineers and coders to fit as much data as possible into these signals. This implies, by implication, that the network is quicker and more efficient.

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Like 3G, 4G is a protocol that in packets sends and receives information. 4G varies, however, from 3G in how it functions. 4G is completely IP-based, which ensures that even voice information uses internet protocols. Complying with this one norm means that data is less likely to be scrambled when crossing the different networks, which means consumers have a more seamless experience!

4G functions by the computer connecting with a base station, like all mobile broadband. Base stations are technological speakers for the masts that we have all seen popping up around the country. This mast relays data to the internet from your computer and back again.