Difference Between 3G And 4G




Data Throughput

UP to 3.1Mbps With an average speed range between 0.5 to 1.5 Mbps.

Practically speaking, 2 to 12 Mbps (Telstra in Australia claims up to 40 Mbps) but potential estimated at a range of 100 to 300 Mbps.

Peak Upload Rate

5 Mbps

500 Mbps

Switching Technique

Packet Switching

Packet Switching,Message Switching

Network Architecture

Wide Area Cell Based

Integration of wireless LAN and Wide area.

Services And Applications

CDMA 2000, UMTS, EDGE etc

Wimax2 and LTE-Advance

Forward error correction (FEC)

3G uses Turbo codes for error correction.

Concatenated codes are used for error corrections in 4G.

Peak Download Rate

100 Mbps

1 Gbps

Frequency Band

1.8 – 2.5 GHz

2 – 8 GHz

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