3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2013 2:24 AM by alekbelinario

    Which is which – 3G, HSDPA, HSPA, EGDE or LTE?

    munchkin

      Folks, how is the LTE different from other network types such as GPRS, 3G, HSPA, HSDPA+, EDGE, 4G, etcetera? I'd like to understand this more on a more technical basis. Thanks!

        • Re: Which is which – 3G, HSDPA, HSPA, EGDE or LTE?
          chuckiedreyfus
          LTE is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and other data devices such as tablets and USB modems. It is a next-generation mobile network technology that responds to the growing demand for mobile Internet bandwidth by providing download speeds of as much as 100 Mbps.

          LTE has long been seen as the first advancement towards stronger, faster and more efficient 4G data networks. LTE offers wonderful advantages over our present 3G systems such as higher throughput, plug and play compatibility, and low latency. The technology also means Long Term Evolution can work on higher bandwidth networks without any loss of throughput.
          • Re: Which is which – 3G, HSDPA, HSPA, EGDE or LTE?
            iAn

            Data Connection Speed Comparisons:

             

            • GSM 2G - up 14.4 kbps
            • GSM 2.5G (GPRS) - up to 57.6 kbps
            • GSM 2.75G (EDGE) - up to  236.8 kbps
            • GSM-3GPP 3G (UMTS) - up to 384 kbps
            • GSM-3GPP 3G+ (EDGE Evolution - up to 2 Mbps
            • GSM-3GPP 3.5G (HSPA) - up to 14 Mbps
            • GSM-3GPP 3.5G (HSDPA) - up to 42 Mbps
            • WiMAX Forum (4G, not adopted for Mobile) - up to 70 Mbps
            • GSM-3GPP 4G (HSPA+) - up to 168 Mbps
            • GSM-3GPP 4G (LTE) - up to 173 Mbps (which can boost as fast as 326 Mbps)

             

            You must understand that these are theoritical download rates. Speed will still depend on your network's infrastructure, your device's and many other factors. Of course, these speed are not maximized in the Philippines.

             

            Other countries adopt mobile standards other than GSM like CDMA. CDMA is not widely used in the Philippines so no need to provide info.

             

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            • Re: Which is which – 3G, HSDPA, HSPA, EGDE or LTE?
              alekbelinario
              Mas madali ma low bat kapag LtE.