Friday, May 28, 2010

4G Mobile Broadband – High Speed Internet On The Move

Mobile computing has been evolving tremendously in the past few years as we’ve seen more and more high-end portable computers (laptops & netbooks), Internet tablets and smartphones hitting the shelves. These devices enable us to bring the capabilities of a PC along with us when we are on the move.

Mobile broadband has been undergoing a rapid development as well. From the earliest 2G (GPRS) in 2002, it has gone all the way to the latest and fastest 4G mobile broadband which we can now enjoy more than 10Mbit/s (10,000Kbit/s) of download speed. Below is the brief reference of different mobile broadband download speeds :-

* 2G, 2.5G (General packet radio service, GPRS) – up to 114 Kbit/s
* 3G, 3.5G (EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSDPA+) – up to 42Mbit/s (42,000Kbit/s)
* 4G (WiMAX) – up to 100Mbit/s (100,000Kbit/s), with target up to 1Gbit/s (1,000,000Kbit/s) in future development

The generous upload/download speed of the latest 4G broadband has proved to be pivotal in many aspects of life especially when the Internet and our daily lives are almost inseparable nowadays. Fast mobile broadband speed shorten download speeds for photos, videos and large files when we are accessing the Internet on the move, for leisure or work. We can download a favorite song, picture, or video in seconds, not anymore in minutes, and it will certainly be a pleasure to watch live streaming video on 4G mobile broadband too.

Different mobile network operators offer varies mobile broadband packages at varying speeds, data limits, coverage areas and prices. Therefore we should look into these details when choosing the best mobile broadband packages from different carriers.

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