Mar 17 2014
4G Wireless Internet Overview
The 4G wireless internet is the fastest mobile internet service with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. Check how can you get this fast mobile internet connection.
4G Internet – LTE and WiMAX
When we talk about 4G, there are two technologies that are promoted as 4G, LTE and WiMAX. LTE is quite dominant on the market and the most mobile operators use LTE technology. So in this post and in my blog, when I use 4G, I am always referring to the LTE.
Learn more about the 4G technology, LTE architecture and nodes used for enabling LTE internet, read the post LTE Technology – Basic Architecture of the 4G Mobile Internet Access.
Check the interesting article about the 4G in the post What is 4G and what is the 4G Speed.
On the market, you can find six types of the 4G devices:
- 4G mobile phones
- 4G tablets
- 4G laptop
- 4G dongles
- 4G modules
- 4G MiFi
- 4G machine to machine
4G Mobile Phones
If not already, you will most probably use the 4G mobile phones, as your favorite and most used mobile devices. Most mobile phone manufacturers have models with the 4G wireless internet access. The most popular are Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s. Mobile phones have built in card for the 4G mobile internet access.
Tablets are becoming more and more popular. It seems that almost every kid has its own tablet. There are various tablets with the 4G wireless internet access. The same as mobile phones, tablets has built in card for the 4G mobile internet access.
With the laptop you can have the 4G wireless internet in two ways:
- Laptop with the built in 4G wireless internet card
- Laptop with the 4G dongle
Laptop with the built in 4G wireless internet card is probably a better solution than laptop with the 4G dongle. If you are planning to buy a new laptop, the best way is to take the 4G laptop. The mobile operators are giving a discount for the laptop with the built in 4G wireless internet card with the 4G wireless internet plan.
If you already have a good laptop, the best option for you is to buy 4G dongle – 4G USB stick.
4G dongles are USB sticks with the 4G wireless internet access. They are the best option for adding a 4G wireless connection to your computers, both laptop and desktop. Their biggest advantage is that with the one 4G dongle, you can add 4G wireless internet access to more devices.
4G MiFi is 4G mobile hot spots. It is a device that has 4G wireless internet connection and WiFi connection to your wireless home network. 4G MiFi is the best solution for enabling the 4G wireless internet access to the places without fixed internet access.
4G M2M or machine to machine devices enabled the 4G wireless internet connection to the machines, devices and applications. M2M devices have many applications, the most common credit card readers. They can be also used for health devices, energy smart meters, e-readers, for tracking the location of goods and assets.
Read the interesting article about the 4G wireless internet on – How to Get 4G or 3G on Your Laptop.