What Is True 4G?

The introduction of the latest technology in the telecommunications industry has led to seamless connectivity and higher speeds. Such benefits are provided by the fourth generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. Therefore, the use of second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) networks is now decreasing due to the introduction of true 4G networks in India.

About True 4G

True 4G exceeds other networks in terms of speed. It provides superior speeds that facilitate voice calls over a data network. While using true 4G, voice is carried over a 4G Long-Term Evolution network. Such a network provides HD quality voice, which is far more superior to the GSM analogue voice, which has been used for years. HD voice utilizes wide-band audio technology that extends the frequency range of audio signals transmitted over telephone lines. This results in better quality voice calls.

With true 4G, you could enjoy VoWiFi, or Wi-Fi calling, which enables you to get operator-provided services over a Wi-Fi service located in any part of the world. You may therefore utilize your home network and avoid roaming charges, thereby saving a significant amount of money.

True 4G also helps you have a real-time video conference without any speed issues. You may also conduct other high-speed data activities like uploads, high-definition video streaming, and even play video games conveniently.

Types of true 4G networks

In its assessment of six proposed candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) announced two technologies as true 4G. WirelessMAN-Advanced and LTE-Advanced were the technologies declared as true 4G. Both these technologies successfully met all of the criteria established by ITU-R and therefore qualified as true 4G networks.

These networks are capable of providing a 100 percent IPv6 packet-switched network, which only utilizes data and does not use legacy circuit-switching for voice. Also IMT-Advanced (4G) provides a constant data rate of 100Mbps for smart phone connections and 1Gbps for fixed connections. Such a network therefore provides a faster data access experience. It offers unified messaging and broadband multimedia along with enhanced roaming capabilities, thereby allowing users to experience seamless high-speed connectivity.

Benefits of true 4G network

True 4G differs from other data networks in numerous ways. The following four factors point out the differences between true 4G from conventional data networks.

1. Better calling experience

True 4G networks facilitate high-definition voice calls. They enable the use of a higher bandwidth, which then results in wide-band audio technology and noise cancellation. Therefore, you could make not only phone calls but also video calls quite seamlessly. Though traditional networks offer a decent quality of voice and video calls, true 4G exceeds the quality of 2G and 3G networks rather easily.

2. Faster connectivity

Quite contrary to the connectivity that present networks offer, true 4G enables calls to connect faster. Moreover, users of true 4G can even browse the Internet and perform other mobile-related activities while on a call. You may therefore enjoy voice calling and simultaneously use an application, connect on social media platforms, or continue a download easily. True 4G networks offer a high degree of seamless connectivity that you could even enjoy a 4-way video conferencing and a 7-way call conferencing without any speed issues.

3. Voice over data benefit

With the help of the best 4G network, you could continue to use your voice services over a Wi-Fi network from your home, office, or any wi-fi hotspot. This aids in providing seamless call transfer between Wi-Fi and Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE). You may therefore enjoy the benefit of uninterrupted voice calls and get maximum coverage, both indoors and outdoors.

4. Lower costs

Another benefit of using a true 4G network over other data networks is the cost factor. Since voice calls can be placed over a Wi-Fi network, users do not have to pay roaming charges. A voice call placed over a Wi-Fi network from any part of the world is charged as a mobile call and thus helps to save on expenses. Other networks, like 2G, do not offer such benefits and hence generate huge data bills.

With such numerous benefits, it is definite that such a network will witness wide-spread adoption all over the country. Numerous telecommunications companies will try to establish the best 4G network in India, thereby bringing about a digital revolution in the country.

Amol Wagh

Author of Game Marketing Book: Market Your Indie Game Like A Pro! 7 years of Tech Blogging & Digital Marketing. Co-founder at Dotline Inc & a Gamer. Follow me on Twitter @amolwagh, @amol.wagh