With 4G, users can expect 12-15Mb/s as an average, but in good coverage areas at certain times some carriers are suggesting download speeds could reach 60Mb/s. In theory, the capabilities of the 4G network could soon go beyond 100Mb/s.
Browsing speeds will also be increased, meaning those emergency web searches will be faster, and apps will work more effectively.
2G introduced basic data services including text messaging and internet access through WAP, but it was 3G which really opened up the power of the internet to mobile phones - and fundamentally changed the way they were developed to make the most of web browsing services.
In theory, a 4G LTE network could offer download rates of 300Mb/s, giving software and hardware developers plenty of scope for the next ten years. Beyond that, working groups are looking at heterogeneous networks which could even include things such as vehicles that could communicate with each other.
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