4G War of Words Is on International Consumer Electronics Market
Mobile operators were out in full force at the International Consumer Electronics Market. and promoting their improved data networks and unveiling new devices.
It will be current upgraded HSPA+ network 4G instead of 3G. It’s not the fastest major network in the country .we’re seeing 4G on HSPA+ in markets with enhanced backhaul, with speeds up to 6Mbps.
Best transition path to 4G and we’re the only U.S. company with this plan,” de la Vega said.4G has a head start on the pack with the faster LTE.the network should offer 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps download speeds.
It will deliver as fast as 6 Mbps download speeds.It is going straight from its existing 3G network to LTE, without an interim step like HSPA+. That means users who aren’t in the LTE coverage areas will drop down to Verizon’s slower 3G EV-DO Rev. A (Evolution-Data Optimized) network, which offers download speeds of around 600 kbps to 1.4 Mbps.
Consumers may also be confused because the data rates they get ultimately will depend on whether they have a device that works on the fastest networks. Currently, the only way to access Verizon’s LTE network is using a USB dongle with a laptop.
AT&T said it plans to launch 20 new 4G devices this year, with the first appearing in March. One of the new phones is the Motorola Atrix, which runs on HSPA+. The Atrix can be paired with a docking station that looks like a laptop but has no CPU.
It including one of the first tablets to run the Honeycomb version of Google’s Android operating system.Motorola Xoom tablet. The first version will run on Verizon’s 3G network, but buyers will be eligible for a hardware upgrade later that will make it compatible with the LTE network. Verizon isn’t yet explaining the logistics of such a hardware upgrade.