Day by day, there is some growth seen in the mobile communication. And nowadays, we hear a lot about the 4G network, a latest development in the wireless mobile communication networks. With increased band width, reduce resource costs and enhanced services, 4G will take over the 3G network in next few years.
With this latest wireless communication network, few questions may arise in our mind as what type of mobile communication technologies were used when wireless mobile phones have born. To receive more information on various generations of mobile networks navigate through the below infographic.
1G (1st Generation):
- In 1G network, radio signals were used for establishing communication between the two entities located in different locations.
- FDMA, NMT and AMPS were different mobile technologies supported and used by 1G network.
2G (2nd Generation):
- In 2G network, radio signals are transferred into digital signals to set up communication between two mobile phones.
- TDMA and CDMA are two different technologies used to power-drive 2G networks.
3G (3rd Generation):
- To transmit the data on 3G networks, packet switching technology was used instead of circuit switching.
- WCDMA, CDMA 2000 and UMTS were different mobile technologies used by 3G network.
4G (4th Generation):
- To meet the users demand for better browsing and fast speeds, 4G cellular technology was introduced into the market.
- 4G networks enable the mobile phones to connect quicker and various mobile technologies behind the 4G network are UMTS, SDR, MIMO and WiMAX.