4G LTE and How Is It Different from 3G

LTE-4G-comparing-connectionsList of commercial Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks around the world, grouped by their frequency bands. Some operators utilizing multiple bands, therefore repeated in respective sections. Wikipedia. Read more….

 

Who Provides 4G LTE in Malaysia?

Eight companies will be allowed access to the 2600 MHz spectrum band, and these include familiar heavyweights like Maxis, Celcom Axiata Bhd, DiGi, as well as smaller players such as Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd (more commonly known as P1), REDTone Marketing Sdn Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, YTL Communications (aka YES) Sdn Bhd and Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary’s Puncak Semangat Technology Sdn Bhd. At time of writing (April 2013), only Maxis has launched their 4G LTE smartphone plans.

We will definitely keep you updated on all the latest 4G LTE news, so stay tuned to savemoney.my!

What are the download speeds of this 4G LTE network?

4G LTE lets you enjoy super fast speeds of up to 75Mbps with the typical average speeds of between 10Mbps to 30Mbps within the 4G LTE coverage area. Actual browsing speed varies based on your location and device capability.

1G, 2G, 3G, and Now 4G LTE

Technology today has improved by leaps and bounds, don’t you agree? Our great-grandparents used to wait for weeks to get a letter, but now an e-mail can be sent from quite literally anywhere, as long as there’s an internet connection. In today’s world, getting connected to people from across the world is no longer the problem, but rather, how fast we can connect to them becomes the main issue. With the recent launch of 4G LTE in Malaysia, how fast can we actually go?

What is 4G LTE and How Is It Different from 3G?

On the 5th of December 2012, The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced the allocation of the much-anticipated 2,600MHz wireless platform, thus paving the way for Malaysians to enjoy 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) services. Theoretically, the latest 4G LTE providers could offer mobile broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps. For you folks who don’t quite know what you could achieve with 100Mbps on your smartphone, picture this: Downloading a 5MB song can be done in 2 seconds flat, and a 750MB movie can be downloaded in about 5 minutes. Pretty nifty, eh?

(For a full explanation on Mbps, Kbps, and other jargon, just head on to our “Internet Download Speed vs Download Quota – Seperating the MBs from the Mbps” article!)

So how does 4G compare to the current 3G network that most of us are using? Well, for example, DiGi’s Mobile Internet Monthly 1GB 3G Postpaid plan gives you speeds of up to 700Kbps (i.e. around 0.7 Mbps only). As you can imagine, the promise of the very much faster 100Mbps is probably why Malaysians are eager to get their hands on the 4G LTE network.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 LTE

Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 LTE comes with Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait, capacitive 1200 x 1920 pixels, 10.1 inches touchscreen, 16M colors, 16 GB storage, 3GB RAM, microSD, up to 64GB, 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilizat Back & 2 MP front Camera, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, Wi Fi, 3G and 4G Android Tablet by Sony.

Tablet with no support for GSM voice communication.