How fast is 4G?
You probably have experienced the speed of 4G internet, which is really faster than any other 3G wireless and landline internet services, but the question is actually how fast is 4G? Answer could be varying with service provider, that’s why we will take a look on different service provider to determine real speed of 4G internet. Before we do any analysis of 4G internet let’s do some comparisons of 4G internet with other internet technologies to know that How fast is 4G?
4G VS 3G
“G” stands for Generation of technology in internet’s world, so we have here two generations 3G and 4G, both are faster than any other ordinary internet technology, 3G or 3rd generation was first announced in Japan in 2001, 3G networks are more efficient and faster than 2G networks, in 2010 the most using networks of wireless was 3G in USA. 3G is usually slower than 4G technologies, 3G network offer download speed of 600 kbps up to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps, where 4G average download speed is approximately between 5 to 12 Mbps, this network can deliver 2 to 5 Mbps of upload speed also. Verizone’s LTE network can deliver up to 12 Mbps speed of download and up to 5 Mbps upload speed.
4G VS Landline Network
As I defined earlier that 4G network offers up to 12 Mbps, it is 10 times faster than 3G technology network, but as compare to cable or landline internet network there is different with service provider and this difference vary according certain conditions as well, cable network can deliver up to 22 Mbps downloading speed, but cable network could be slower due to sharing connection, probably you and your neighbors have same connection of cable network so while peak time of internet usage you may receive slower bit rate and slow bit rate means slow loading of HD videos on internet.
We have compared 4G with other Technologies and we have found 4G kinda better than others, but one more thing is necessary for better internet experience is response rate or latency, 4G has better response rate than 3G which means a device connected to 4G network has faster response rate as compare to 3G, this latency rate can improve your online gaming and video watching.
4G Speed under Certain and Uncertain Conditions
4G LTE speed could be vary under certain and uncertain conditions, for example if the theoretical speed of 4G is 150 Mbps in certain and perfect condition, then we will get 14 Mbps in uncertain condition or our everyday use. Because the real speed could never be achieve due to not perfect conditions. Similarly if we talk about 4G LTE advanced then its real speed is 42 Mbps and theoretical speed will be 300 Mbps.