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Will 3G networks cope?

Unwired Insight
Written by Warren Kelly | Published in
First published: 01-09-2010
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Create DateJanuary 29, 2015
Last UpdatedApril 28, 2015

3G traffic volumes have increased substantially since 2007, and this trend is set to continue with many drivers for further growth. As 3G traffic volumes increase, 3G operators potentially face massive challenges. There is a danger that 3G networks will quickly become swamped by traffic.

3G enhancements, such as HSPA+ and LTE, cannot come too soon. However, while HSPA+ and LTE promise substantial increases in peak data rates compared with HSPA, it is important to recognise that, in practical networks, these will not equate to similar increases in network capacity.

This white paper argues - will 3G networks cope?

 


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Will 3G networks cope?