Mobile Wireless

Is 5G Fast? – Average 5G download and upload speeds

Mobile internet technology has reached a level of maturity where it is no longer a question of whether or not you can use it as broadband service. As soon as the 3G networks saw the HSPA and EVDO enhancements, mobile broadband service became a handy alternative, especially if you needed a broadband service for your …

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what is carrier aggregation in 4G LTE networks?

4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G NR (New Radio) mobile networks employ a wide range of network technologies to improve data rates for end-user devices. The enhancements are implemented at a network level and require updates to the devices so that they can benefit from the enhancements. However, these network improvements are backwards compatible …

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How to calculate frequency of a radio wave?

The frequency of a radio wave is the number of wave cycles it generates in one second. It is calculated by dividing the velocity of the radio wave (speed of light, c =299 792 458 m/s) by wavelength (λ). Wavelength is the length of one full wave in metres. Mathematically, Frequency = f = c/λ. …

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What is a GSM network and how does it work?

GSM stands for Global System for Mobile Communications and it is the most widely deployed standard for the second generation of mobile networks or 2G. GSM network uses a combination of two access techniques Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA). The combination of FDMA and TDMA allows a mobile operator …

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What do the terms 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G really mean?

The mobile communications industry is full of acronyms and abbreviations, and we often come across terminologies like 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. People who are closer to the industry may be more familiar with these terminologies but others may find all this a little bit daunting. The mobile networks that we know today have evolved …

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