There is no denying that the world is awaiting the launch 4G Wireless, but there seems to be so much controversy surrounding the upcoming technology. The most confusing thing has to be the speed that we all assume 4G can reach, and this is often wrong.
In an article on Information Week, Craig Mathias explains that if you are one of those who expects to see speeds of 100 Mbps at Layer 7 with the new wireless broadband technology, then you are going to be let down. However, he does inform us that we will benefit from an all-IP network, something that will make up for the lack of expected speed.
Mathias’s article also touches on the fact that 4G is not going to replace our current 3G technology anytime soon, instead there are to be added extensions on 3G for at least the next five years. This certainly goes against everything that AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have been telling us. We already know that Sprint and Verizon are already testing their 4G networks in selected cities; we had assumed that all would be implemented by 2011.
Read the full article from Information Week.