After ATT Wireless and Verizon Wireless buy up of the 700 MHz spectrum across the US they have finally announced their plans of what they will be doing with it. Here is the ATT News and also the Verizon News. It looks like they will be getting the technology going forward to have 4g networks across the United States starting in 2010. If you live in one of the top 200 Markets in the US you will be looking at getting a chance at 4g service starting in 2010.
So what is 4g? “4G (also known as beyond 3G), an acronym for Fourth-Generation Communications System, is a term used to describe the next step in wireless communications. A 4G system will be able to provide a comprehensive IP solution where voice, data and streamed multimedia can be given to users on an “Anytime, Anywhere” basis, and at higher data rates than previous generations. There is no formal definition for what 4G is; however, there are certain objectives that are projected for 4G.
These objectives include: that 4G will be a fully IP-basedintegrated system. This will be achieved after wired and wireless technologies converge and will be capable of providing between 100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s speeds both indoors and outdoors, with premium quality and high security. 4G will offer all types of services at an affordable cost.” Wikipedia
So all geeks and nerds can drool over 100Mbit/s data streaming at least in 2-3 years.
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