Cellular Network Standard

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by tdoan, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. tdoan

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    I am very confused with the 3G, 4G, LTE, UTMS, WCDMA terms... Hope someone could shed some light on it. I think complication arises when marketing people start to use these terms interchangeably?

    Below is my interpretation, is that correct? Would someone be kind enough to make some comments? Thank you in advanced

    My understanding is that 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G are very brief standards created by a body specifying service performance level.

    Industries then try to achieve those standard (sometimes exceed them) by create technology standard to implement in the networks

    For example,
    2G standard is implemented by GSM, PDC, IS-95, etc
    3G standard is implemented by UMTS, CDMA2000, HSPDA, HSPDA+, etc
    and 4G is implemented by LTE, LTE advanced