Throughout this course, we’ve explained how 3G and 4G LTE work together to deliver an excellent mobile broadband experience virtually anywhere in the world, and that the only way you can get this is by purchasing a device enabled with 3G and 4G LTE multimode support.
But there’s still one more thing to consider.
If you were to compare a smart phone of five years ago with one from today, it would be like night and day. Even if it were the same brand, the capability of the newer version would far surpass its predecessor.
The same thing is true of the service that powers it. 4G LTE provides the fastest and best mobile broadband experiences…but not all 4G LTE connections are the same.
The mobile industry has continued working on innovations to make 4G LTE even faster and more efficient. In fact, 4G LTE has been evolving constantly since it was released, and will continue to do so for years to come.
4G LTE is capable of data rates up to 75 megabits per second. Amazing, right?
Well the industry has recently unveiled 4G LTE Advanced…which is capable of data rates up to four times faster!
It’s not just data rates either. With 4G LTE Advanced, the connection itself is better with new, advanced techniques for delivering a more reliable signal.
And that’s not all, with LTE Advanced, the list of things that devices can do continues to grow. Very soon, you can expect to see:
LTE Broadcast – a service that actually broadcasts data, such as live television, directly to a smart device, through LTE Advanced.
What does all this mean to you?
Once you opt for a mobile device with 3G and 4G LTE service, you now understand that just getting any device isn’t enough. There are two other things to consider:
1. 3G and 4G LTE Multimode – By making sure your device is enabled with multimode support for both 3G and 4G LTE, you will continue to get amazing mobile broadband experiences virtually anywhere they go.
2. 4G LTE Advanced – By taking advantage of the newest devices released with 4G LTE Advanced technology, you will get the very latest 4G LTE speeds and capabilities, and not be stuck where the technology was a year or two ago.
By making sure you step up to the latest Multimode-enabled 4G LTE Advanced devices, you will get the coverage you need, along with the data experience you want.
So now, there’s only one question left to answer: WHAT exactly are all these amazing mobile broadband experiences powered by 3G and 4G LTE? That’s what the next two chapters are all about.