Most people nowadays rely on two things: the internet and mobile phones. We use the internet for research, social networking, work, entertainment and even food services, all by using the internet and cellular phones. However, most people don’t know what the differences between 3G, 4G and 5G are. All they know is that 5G is the fastest, but it can only be acquired with higher-specification and expensive phones. So, what are the differences between these Gs? Let’s deep dive into it.




Megabits vs. Megabytes

The most common misunderstanding is that when we heard an internet provider saying that they can provide up to 50 Mbps, we thought that they were referring to megabytes per second. But we are wrong. Mbps means megabits per second. Bits mean binary, whereas bytes mean a group of 8 bits. So, in short, 1 Mbps (Megabits) is equal to 0.125 MB (megabytes)/ps.


3G Networks

3G is the third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology. The first pre-commercial 3G was launched in Japan by NTT Docomo in 1998, and it was branded under FOMA. The first commercial 3G was launched on October 1, 2001, also by NTT Docomo, in Japan. The average speed of 3G networks is up to 3 megabits per second and has a maximum speed of 8 megabits per second. 3G networks can be used for minor browsing, such as on social media, search engines and emails.


4G Networks

4G is the fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology, and it was first deployed in Norway in 2009. The average speed of 4G networks is up to 28 megabits per second or 3.5 megabytes per second. 4G networks can be used on video calls, online streaming and online gaming.


4G LTE Networks

4G LTE, with a speed up to 100 megabits per second or 12.5 megabytes per second, was released last 2013. You can use this speed for HD online streaming, gaming and heavy web development work.


5G Networks

5G networks or the fifth-generation wireless connection was developed and introduced in 2016 by 3GPP. The newest wireless connection is the most stable amongst them. It can also provide up to 10 gigabits per second or 1.25 gigabytes per second. However, it is not yet as stable as 4G networks because the signal area is still limited. You can do 4k live steaming, heavy gaming, etc. Though it is a bit expensive compared with 3G and 4G, who doesn’t want such speed?



3G can transmit up to 8 mbps speed, 4G can do up to 28 mbps, and 5G can do 10x faster than 4G networks. The higher the speed, the faster you can upload and download your data.


At Sydney Cabling, we only use the best national branded 3G, 4G and 5G signal boosters that not only allow for a clear, uninterrupted connection to the internet but are also wireless, allow for further distance and give comfort when you need to cover a larger area either at home or office or when cable, ADSL, or NBN is not suited.

Such 3G, 4G signal boosters, as well as 5G signal boosters, will magnify the external signal through the indoor antenna, meaning you can have a clearer and better phone signal for your everyday phone calls, as well as internet connection.


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