Advancement in Mobile Broadband Trends

This is a guest post, submitted by MobileBroadband:


Mobile Broadband can be described as a method to access the internet using a mobile USB modem at a much faster rate. The USB modem has a SIM card installed in it by the concern mobile broadbandprovider to allow access to its mobile network.

Mobile networks adapt different technologies to transfer data. Sometimes these technologies are combined and implemented as a single service to allow wide usage of multimedia communication. These combinations are known as 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G technology, where the numbers indicate 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th and G stands for generation.


It is the first generation wireless communication technology or mobile communication technology adapted in the year 1980. The technology completely used analog transmission methods like NMT, AMPS, TACS, etc.


Obviously it’s the second generation mobile technology that was launched in 1991 as a GSM standard. It introduced the first digital encrypted mobile communication with higher penetration level of the mobile signals. One of the major advantages of the technology was the transmission of data services like text messaging etc. The technology involved in this generation were GSM or TDMA, CDMA one, D-AMPS, CDPD etc.

Updation of this technology was done by the inclusion of new data services like GPRS, HSCSD, WiDEN and EDGE, EGPRS, CDMA2000 1xRTT. It was also known as 2.5 and 2.75G respectively. But the speed of data travel did not exceed beyond 1Mbps.


The third generation mobile technology also known as IMT-2000 was introduced in the year 2000 which includes technologies like GSM EDGE, UMTS and CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO, DECT and WiMax. It is one of the widely used technologies today in data services since it can offer a speed of more than 1Mbps. It is one of the major reasons why mobile broadband was widely introduced as a 3G broadband resource.

The technologies like HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO and HSPA+, CDMA2000 3x, LTE, Mobile WiMax were included as 3.5G, 3.75G and 3.9G. These technologies have added advantages like improved coverage; data transfer speed of up to 14.4Mbps and international roaming using the same SIM card.


4G or 4th generation mobile technology is at its completion stage and is expected to be the future of mobile networks. It involves LTE (long term evolution) advanced and WiMax IEEE 802.16m standards. The advantages of the technology is that it can offer a minimum data transfer speed of 100Mbps and is expected to increase up to 1Gbps, it can provide connectivity without any breakage providing global roaming across any networks and supports next generation support for HD live TV, mobile TV, Live presence video communication, etc.

All of these advancements have featured the use of mobile broadband. Almost all the mobile operators have are in the race to upgrade their service completely to 3G and also for 4G expansion in the future. Only very few countries like Japan and Korea are already ready to adapt these technologies and are enjoying more sophisticated communication and browsing at a rate of 1Gbps.

The device manufactures across the globe have introduced featured devices that can support both 3G as well as 4G technologies. Mobile broadband modem were offered in a number of ways like dongles, USB modems, data cards, MiFi routers, Mobile broadband built in laptops etc. Also there are many models of smart phones like the blackberry and I-phone and devices like I-pad which offer a 3G option supporting broadband access.

After the introduction of the 4G service in these communicating devices, broadband communication would be faster, private, 100% wireless and will be accessible from and to any part of the world without interruption.

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This post has very well explained how mobile broadband progressed from 1G to 4G. Very nice post! Thanks for sharing it.