The third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) developed the 3GPP Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard for wireless communications technology. This is regarded as an evolution of the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), the Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) and other standards. It is as well termed as the 4G LTE. The competition between the carriers to support 4G LTE networks has been extremely fierce as evidenced by TV commercials targeting smart phone users. Most of the smart phones run on 3G networks.
prepare down a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: Compare the 3G wireless networks to 4G networks in terms of: Services and application, Network architecture, Data throughput User perceptions.
Differentiate between the 4G LTE, 4G WiMax, and 4G WiBro networks based on: Upload and download speeds, User perceptions, backward compatibility, and Service availability.
Identify why the competition between 4G LTE carriers has been so fierce and describe the benefits of this competition to the subscribers. In the year January 2012, Verizon stated that 4G LTE is available in 190 cities covering 200 million American subscribers. According to AT&T's Website, they had plans for covering the 20 million Americans in 15 markets by end of 2011. Conclude why Verizon is capable to cover more markets than AT&T. Use at least three quality resources in this assignment.