3G and 4G Wireless Technology

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  • 4G (fourth-generation wireless)

    4G is the short term for fourth-generation wireless, the stage of broadband mobile communications that will supercede the third generation (3G) of wireless communications....(Continued) 

  • WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)

    WiMAX is a wireless industry coalition whose members organized to advance IEEE 802.16 standards for broadband wireless access (BWA) networks...(Continued) 

  • point-of-presence (POP)

    On the Internet, a point-of-presence (POP) is an access point from one place to the rest of the Internet. 

  • broadband

    In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information. 

  • phantom dialing

    In mobile wireless communication, phantom dialing is a term used to describe what occurs when a user unintentionally presses a pre-programmed auto-dial number on their cellular telephone keypad and unintentionally initiates a phone call. 

About 3G and 4G Wireless Technology

3G and 4G wireless includes a variety of wireless broadband access technologies and architectures, including long-term evolution (LTE), WiMAX and WiFi that are enabling wireless operators to deliver a new generation of bandwidth-intensive wireless broadband services. This topic area includes resources to help you complete the evolution from 3G-to-4G networks, understand 4G wireless technology and emerging technologies like the Evolved Packet Core (EPC).