Ofcom Says 4G Networks Offer Faster yet with the Same Capacity Problems

Ofcom said 4G, the next generation of mobile internet, will give capacity of 200 per cent bigger than 3G.

Ofcom added that with Britons utilizing their mobile phones for social networking, mapping, email and video streaming, the additional capacity will be necessary.  The initial 4G networks are anticipated to be accessible this coming 2013.

Chief Technology officer of Ofcom Dr. Stephen Unger said, “The research that we commissioned indicates that early 4G mobile networks with standard configurations will be 3.3 times (230%) more spectrally efficient than today’s standard 3G networks.  To put this in context, a user on an early 4G network will be able to download a video in around a third of the time it takes today.”

OfcomOn the other hand, Ofcom as well notes that “gains in cell spectrum efficiency will not be enough to keep pace with demand growth.” According to the statement “topology”, the structure of transmitters giving the network signal, will be progressively more necessary for gathering demand in densely-populated locations.

It wanted to listen from mobile phone customer who had received bills that were bigger than projected.  The regulator is as well checking landline and broadband bills in a try to find out whether service providers are providing enough cautions concerning unpredicted prices.

Its investigation had discovered that in the previous year 6 percent of consumers had received a mobile phone bill that was greater than anticipated and a fifth of those had got a bill that was at least £100 over they projected, Ofcom said.

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