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4G and the VoIP Experience

Updated on November 28, 2011

3G Problems with VoIP

Telecom companies like marketing catch phrases. So we've had a nice smooth progression from 2G, EDGE and 3G, and now of course, 4G. These simple numerical advances belie the real technological advances which have been achieved at each successive change making it look as if each is a mere iteration over the other. As if it's like a computer with 1GB RAM and then 2GB and so forth. In the case of 4G however, nothing could be further than the truth. The technical term for 4G is "Long Term Evolution" or LTE and is a huge boon for heavy data users such as VoIP customers.

3G has been a decent enough protocol for regular web browsing and for activities such as watching youtube videos. While the speeds are fast, the latency is notorious. We all know how infuriating it is to wait for a web page to load even though when we go by the numbers, it should load in a matter of milliseconds. This is an inconvenience for regular users but is a death blow for real time applications like VoIP. The large latency is unacceptable and has held back mobile VoIP communications for a long time. The introduction of 4G however is soon to change all that.

4G and VoIP
4G and VoIP

4G Revolutionizes VoIP

A short while ago, there was a battle between the two competing standards of LTE and WiMax. For a while it looked as if WiMax would come out ahead. Companies started building WiMax infrastructure, but then it all came to a grinding halt. LTE seems to have won the race for good and for purposes of brand recognition, they have come to be sold as "4G" services to American customers. Naming conventions aside, 4G presents a real leap in the mobile broadband experience. It operates in the 700 Mhz range which means it will be able to penetrate barriers far more easily than the previous 3G signal leading to better reliability, faster connections and lower latency.

All this is good news for mobile phone VoIP systems since customers have been struggling with sub par service for years on end. Business VoIP users will be the greatest beneficiaries of LTE services because companies are eager to cut down on communication costs and reliable hosted VoIP servers present them with the best opportunities for doing so. Find out more and contact your ITSP to get started. Installing VoIP in your business remotely is easy and you can be up and running in less than 15 minutes.

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