Australia to Receive More 4G Cell Phone Coverage by Christmas

The Gift of 4G

By IGI Global on Aug 14, 2013
Contributed by Nathan Laird, Discipline Manager

4G, short for fourth-generation cellular communication system, is the new standard for transmitting cell phone data which is becoming more and more common every day. This popular update in technology has led Telstra, an Australian telecommunications and media company, to announce plans to increase its 4G coverage from 66 percent of the Australian population to 85 percent this year, which would add 1,500 4G-capable base stations to 200 more regional towns and cities. This addition would bring the total number of 4G-capable stations to 3,500 in 300 towns.

Updated 4G technology expansion is becoming an important topic all over the world since cell phones have evolved to do many more tasks than simply just make phone calls. Greater bandwidth is required to transmit the data to stream music and videos, download apps, get directions, and do countless other tasks that today’s population has grown increasingly accustomed to.

As Sudhir K. Routray of Krupajal Engineering College in India demonstrates in his chapter "Evolution of Personal Wireless Broadband Services from 3G to 4G":

“The 3G systems were good enough in comparison to the 2G or the GPRS enabled 2.5G systems, but internet related services and anything that needed higher bandwidth were either out of reach, or the quality of service was not good enough. This led to demand for a system which could give some proper solution to these needs."

This excerpt is part of the IGI Global publication entitled Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations, which presents a vision for the coming years in terms of emerging fourth generation (4G) wireless technology trends and best practices. It explores the resulting challenges and technical opportunities that will arise in creating and delivering 4G networks for the emerging applications and services. This book also examines the fundamentals of advanced physical layer and radio resource management as the basis for cross layer and cross network optimization that will emerge for increased mobility and services in video, cloud computing virtualization, entertainment, education, health, and security.

This chapter and book, as well as numerous other publications, is available for purchase through IGI Global's InfoSci®-Media and Communications, which is a fully-searchable, customizable database that provides access to all chapters included in IGI Global books that have been published in the core subject area of media and communications.

Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations is part of the Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication Book Series and the Mobile and Wireless Networking Topic Collection.
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