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  4G - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official designation from the IEEE for 4G is Beyond 3G.
Thus, 4G would refer to whatever is deployed in the 2010–2015 period, assuming 3G deployment spans the 2000–2009 period.
The killer application of 4G is not clear, but video is one of the big differences between 4G and 3G.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/4G   (1405 words)

 Time for 4G? Telecommunications Americas - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In other words, 4G must be capable of reducing cost to operators and translating the desktop experience to the mobile world.
An important element to 4G should be an IP-centric cellular WAN (not WLAN) that eliminates circuit switching and distributes switching intelligence throughout the network rather than to a centralized location.
If 4G can fill in some of the pieces of the high-speed wireless network, as these technologies will be able to do, then it will certainly gain a niche in the market.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0NUH/is_14_36/ai_95791469   (660 words)

 What is 4G? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: 4-G, fourth generation (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
4G is the short term for fourth-generation wireless, the stage of broadband mobile communications that will supercede the third generation (3G).
While neither standards bodies nor carriers have concretely defined or agreed upon what exactly 4G will be, it is expected that end-to-end IP and high-quality streaming video will be among 4G's distinguishing features.
When fully implemented, 4G is expected to enable pervasive computing, in which simultaneous connections to multiple high-speed networks provide seamless handoffs throughout a geographical area.
whatis.techtarget.com.cob-web.org:8888 /definition/0,,sid9_gci749934,00.html   (452 words)

 CommsDesign - Making the Leap to 4G Wireless
The move to 4G is complicated by attempts to standardize on a single 3G protocol.
Given that 4G is based on a multicarrier technique, key baseband components for the transmitter and receiver are the FFT and its inverse (IFFT).
For a 4G receiver using a 5-MHz RF bandwidth, 16 QAM modulation and NF of 3 dB, the receiver sensitivity is -87 dBm.
www.commsdesign.com /story/OEG20010626S0065   (3054 words)

 Fourth generation (4G) wireless communications
4G mobile data transmission rates are planned to be up to 20 megabits per second.
For 4G data rates up to 20 Megabytes per second are planned.
4G is likely to enable the download of full length songs or music pieces which may change the market response dramatically.
www.eurotechnology.com /4G   (516 words)

 Beijing 2008: The First 4G Wireless Olympic Games ?
Peer-to-peer networks, where every device is both a transceiver and a router/repeater for other devices in the network, eliminates this spoke-and-hub weakness of cellular architectures, because the elimination of a single node does not disable the network.
The final definition of “4G” will have to include something as simple as this: if a consumer can do it at home or in the office while wired to the Internet, that consumer must be able to do it wirelessly in a fully mobile environment.
The growing middle class, and their new-found ability to purchase automobiles, is increasing the number of passenger vehicles on the road at a staggering annual rate of 30%.
www.4g.co.uk /PR2004/May2004/2020.htm   (1756 words)

 Mobile Handset DesignLine | Make sure you're ready for 4G
In this context, 4G refers to the development of a technology change around a new air interface that provides higher data rates, or around the way we transfer data from an end-to-end point of view.
One idea behind 4G is the development of a wireless link at 100 Mbits/s while moving and 1 Gbit/s when stationary.
4G communication platforms will require networking processing power, applications support, a MAC, digital baseband, and analog front-end, and an efficient and low-power LNA and PA, which is similar to what's required today.
www.mobilehandsetdesignline.com /howto/rf_antenna_design/189500966   (1425 words)

 CommsDesign - Making the Leap to 4G Wireless (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Table 1 compares some of the key parameters of 3G and 4G (4G does not have any solid specification as of yet, so the parameters rely on general proposals).
With the wider bandwidth system and high PAVR associated with 4G, it will be difficult to achieve good performance without help of linearity techniques (for example, predistortion of the signal to the PA).
To achieve the goals of 4G, technology will need to improve significantly in order to handle the intensive algorithms in the baseband processing and the wide bandwidth of a high PAVR signal.
www.commsdesign.com.cob-web.org:8888 /story/OEG20010626S0065   (3083 words)

 The Hype And Confusion About 4G - Trends - Network Computing
When I questioned IP Wireless about the use of the term "4G" for this service, the company said it was the operator's decision to convey the sense that the service would provide greater capability than existing 3G networks such as UMTS.
There is no official 4G standardization yet, but early "industry consensus" indicates 1-Gbps peak rates, typical throughputs of 100 Mbps, network agility and best-of-breed radio techniques.
The current 3GPP timeline for 4G deployment is around 2012, although I consider that a best case given all the interim steps.
www.networkcomputing.com /channels/networkinfrastructure/173601437   (587 words)

 Fast Forward to 4G? - Cover Story - Network Computing
Fourth-generation (4G) cellular services, intended to provide mobile data at rates of 100Mbits/sec or more, were originally scheduled for 2010.
Given their past record of hype, there are good reasons not to believe the more outlandish predictions, but there are also reasons to think that some aspects of 4G could be real.
While other wireless generations have focused on voice, perhaps combined with other types of traffic such as short messages (see table), MBS is intended to be service-independent: It's a big pipe for data, which devices can use for any applications.
www.networkcomputing.com /showArticle.jhtml?articleID=8703331   (1189 words)

 RTE Business - Samsung unveils first 4G mobile technology
With the 4G technology, people can view multi-channel high-definition TV broadcasting and control home appliances through mobile devices.
Samsung plans to put the technology into commercial use by 2010 if the spectrums for 4G technology are decided next year.
Samsung officials say their 4G technology would become new growth engines for South Korea, which leads the world in terms of handset use and Internet penetration.
www.rte.ie /business/2006/0831/samsung.html   (175 words)

 CommsDesign - Samsung locates 4G research group in London
I think 4G is likely to build on existing technology, just as 3G builds on 2.5G.
Other communications researchers have said that 4G might include a superior form of radio subsystem that could "sniff" radio waves to find out which of the multitude of cellular communications standards are available.
But it is not clear whether 4G could harness this capability along with other innovative modulation schemes on existing or new carrier frequencies.
www.commsdesign.com /story/OEG20010710S0046   (621 words)

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However, MCM increases the peak-to-average ratio (PAVR) of the signal, and to overcome ISI a cyclic extension or guard band must be added to the data.
In 4G systems rate-adaptive coding schemes can be used which can make use of the channel information from the measured parameters or feedback from the Mobile Terminal (MT).
A conservative approach might be proposed for the 4G systems because of the wide variety of QoS requirements.
www.nd.edu /~mhaenggi/NET/wireless/4G   (1258 words)

 All IP Wireless, All the Time (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mobile IP, together with SCTP, SLP, Diameter, and IP RAN describe protocols and technologies that Kempf, Wood, Dave Frascone, their colleagues, and team leader Jackson Wong are pioneering in behalf of a quest: the fourth-generation IP-based wireless communications network.
The goal of 4G is to "replace the current proliferation of core cellular networks with a single worldwide cellular core network standard based on IP for control, video, packet data, and VoIP," says Kempf.
According to Kempf, 4G "equipment costs are four to ten times cheaper than equivalent circuit-switched equipment for 2G and 3G wireless infrastructure." An open systems IP wireless environment would probably further reduce costs for service providers by ushering in an era of real equipment interoperability.
research.sun.com.cob-web.org:8888 /features/4g_wireless   (1735 words)

 EETimes.com - Reconfigurable cores, scalable alogithms propel DSPs into 4G wireless
If you are looking for fourth-generation, or 4G, wireless to shorten the life span of previous generations you had better look elsewhere.
But to achieve the all-digital, IP-based 4G network —; projected to be ready by 2006 —; certain requirements must be met and problems solved.
Besides the baseband and RF areas, 4G media streaming algorithms such as audio, video and low-bit-rate vocoders are all but impossible to implement in ASICs.
www.eetimes.com /in_focus/mixed_signals/OEG20020221S0041   (1645 words)

 4G Behavioural Insight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
4G is a methodology that links ideas about behaviour and relationships to bottom line performance and costs.
As 4G is able to describe and predict relationships, it is possible to compare these against salary costs.
Further information on the research behind 4G can be found here.
www.fourgroups.com /4g/4g_faq.html   (191 words)

 Samsung to Demonstrate 4G Mobile Technology - Mobiledia
Samsung's 4G technology demonstration is a next generation wireless communication service, a step up from last year's Mobile WiMax demonstration.
ITU defines 4G technology as a future wireless telecommunications technology allowing data transfer rates of 1Gbps at nomadic circumstances and 100 Mbps at mobile circumstances.
The spectrums for 4G technology will be decided at WRC (World Radiocommunication Conference) in October of 2007.
www.mobiledia.com /news/50638.html   (440 words)

 What is 4G? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: 4-G, fourth generation
Network operators may employ technologies such as cognitive radio and wireless mesh networks to ensure connectivity and efficiently distribute both network traffic and spectrum.
In August of 2006, Sprint Nextel announced plans to develop and deploy a 4G broadband mobile network nationwide in the United States using WiMAX.
The United Kingdom's chancellor of the exchequer announced a plan to auction 4G frequencies in fall of 2006.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci749934,00.html   (449 words)

 Douglas A-4G/TA-4G Skyhawk for Australia
The first A-4G took off on its maiden flight on July 19, 1967, test pilot Jim Stegman being at the control.
The A-4G was based on the A-4F, but was optimized for the air defense role.
The first A-4G was officially turned over to the RAN in a ceremony at the Douglas Long Beach plant on July 26, 1967.
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 PCQuest : Technology : 4G Fibre Channel
The new spec for 4G was approved by FCIA (Fibre Channel Industry Association) in 2003 and is widely supported by most connectivity vendors today.
The 4G technology maintains backward compatibility with both the older specs (1G and 2G).
Scientists and engineers who need to access large amounts of data to solve complex problems, with 4G, they will now be able to do so in lesser time.
www.pcquest.com /content/technology/2005/105041102.asp   (476 words)

 Telefonía móvil 4G - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
4G no sólo define un estándar, sino que proporcionará un ambiente donde las conexiones podrán operar entre sí, para proporcionar la sensación de interacción en tiempo real con los distintos servicios multimedia como vídeo de alta calidad y videoconferencia, entre otros.
Esperada para 2010, 4G cambiará radicalmente la forma a la cual el mundo ha estado acostumbrado a conectarse aumentado 10 veces las conexiones con base 3G.
El concepto de 4G englobado dentro de ‘Beyond 3G’ incluye técnicas de avanzado rendimiento radio como MIMO y OFDM.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/4G   (258 words)

 Mobile Content - The Wild, Wild World of 4G Wireless (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The wild, wild world of 4G wireless is expected to bring higher data transmission speeds and media-rich broadband
But they were willing to share their vision of what the wireless landscape will look like when 4G does arrive.
For that to happen, the kinks in voice IP technology need to be worked out, and it will have to be possible to be simultaneously transmit voice and data.
www.wirelessnewsfactor.com.cob-web.org:8888 /perl/story/16681.html   (687 words)

 Samsung claims to have cracked 4G | CNET News.com
Samsung is claiming to have cracked 4G, while most of the mobile industry couldn't tell you what it is yet.
The electronics giant planned to demonstrate the high-speed technology at the Samsung 4G Forum, which runs through Friday on Jeju Island, South Korea.
According to the International Telecommunication Union, the definition of 4G involves attaining speeds of 1Gbps when stationary and 100Mbps on the move.
news.com.com /2100-1039_3-6111704.html   (412 words)

 PHONE Magazine @ PhoneMag.com
The royalties payable by 4G Systems are at QUALCOMM’s standard rates and are the same irrespective of the CDMA standard implemented by the modem card or router products.
Telecom Italia and TIM have signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics to be the first in Europe to run trials of the new WiBro (Wireless Broadband) mobile broadband technology on brand new cellphones at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics.
Samsung’s 4G Forum is growing in terms of scale and of importance.
www.phonemag.com /index.php/weblog/category/4G   (676 words)

 Technology News: Wireless: Samsung Set to Demo 4G Wireless
The so-called 4G technology is capable of transferring 100 MP3 files in less than 2.5 seconds, and can download a movie in 5.6 seconds, Samsung said.
However, wireless spectrums for 4G have yet to be determined, and a mobile communications format for 4G is not expected until 2010 or so.
Samsung, which described the 4G demo as "a step up" from its WiMax demonstration of a year ago, may be getting somewhat ahead of itself as the WiMax standard has not yet been finalized, either, Ovum Vice President of Wireless Telecoms Roger Entner told TechNewsWorld.
www.technewsworld.com /story/52752.html   (580 words)

 Dr. Dobb's | Samsung Demos 4G Technology, Plans Late 2008 Launch | August 31, 2006
Lee added that Samsung's 4G technology will be deployed in handsets by the end of 2008.
Spectrum for 4G mobile wireless will be allocated during the World Radiocommunications Conference scheduled for October 2007.
The 4G mobile communications format is expected to become commercially available in 2010.
www.ddj.com /192500905   (528 words)

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