Tech news: Benefits of 4G technology
Spectranet 4G LTE network, through its Chief Executive Officer, David Venn, has said that the benefits of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) outweigh 3G when it comes to Internet connectivity because 4G technology was designed specifically for high-speed data.
He said 3G technology was designed to support voice and data adding that this makes service delivery not too efficient atimes as data capacity competes with the voice capacity. This is even as The Head, Compliance Monitoring, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Ephraim Nwokonneya, projected that in few years’ time, no one would be paying for voice calls in Nigeria as it would be free as broadband data service would have revolutionised voice calls.
They disclosed this at the Africa Information Technology Exhibition and Strategic Conference held in Abuja recently.
David Venn, while revealing what makes 4G LTE stand out, said, “In terms of spectrum efficiency, 4G LTE is about many times more efficient than 3G so, you can get a lot more data down the same bandwidth. So, for operators, you can handle much more data and significantly improve the customer experience.
“If you look at 4G, it is a Long Term Evolution (LTE)and it is going to evolve over time and in fact, it is all designed for data. Actually there is no voice in 4G LTE. So, voice is just a plus which only recently came out as ‘voice over LTE’ but not yet deployed.