The mobile and telecom industry is constantly evolving. We have transitioned from 2G and 3G to 4G and 4G+. For more information about 4G+, read on.
What is 4G+ Technology?
In some countries, 4G+ is also known as LTE-A or LTE Advanced. This technology is an amalgamation of various different technologies. It works using carrier aggregation. Carrier aggregation lets 4G+ enabled phones receive data from multiple bands. This cutting-edge technology facilitates a faster, enhanced Internet experience.
What is carrier aggregation?
With carrier aggregation, your phone will send and receive data on two different bands or frequencies at the same time. This doubles your Internet speed. In comparison, most phones and technologies (2G or 3G) may send and receive data on one band at a time.
Benefits of 4G+
4G+ has a lot to offer. It offers the following benefits:
- It gives you faster Internet that facilitates HD online gaming, multiple downloads of heavy files, smooth streaming of multimedia applications, such as HD videos, movies, and lots more
- It handles switching between cell phone towers more efficiently. This will ensure that you run into fewer data issues while on the move.
What is the difference between 4G and 4G+?
In the most basic sense, 4G+ has evolved from the existing 4G technology. Hence, it is faster than the latter. It lets more data pass through the network system, and this amounts to a better user experience.
What is the scope for 4G+ in India?
A few major players in India have already started deploying 4G+ in selected states. Some have started doing so as early as in 2016. Others have begun offering 4G+ as well as 4G plans, depending on your tariff and speed preferences. Furthermore, the Indian Government has already commissioned a research team to begin work on the avant-garde 5G technology. As of now, 5G is expected to be commercially rolled out in the year 2020.
If you stream videos often, are an avid gamer, or even just browse the Internet for work or entertainment, you should definitely consider getting 4G+ speeds to enjoy a glitch-free experience.