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Noun, Abbr.

4G stands for fourth-generation wireless, the technology that follows 3G and precedes 5G. It is often associated with 4G LTE, which represents a specific implementation of 4G.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) defines 4G in the International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced) standards, emphasizing enhanced capabilities over 3G, including increased bandwidth speeds and greater network capacity.

4G networks are three to five times faster than 3G, offering theoretical speeds up to 150 Mbps, with real-world speeds around 80 Mbps. This enables significantly quicker data downloads, reducing the time to download 2 GB of data to approximately 3 minutes and 20 seconds compared to over 25 minutes on 3G.

4G has become vital for enabling advanced mobile devices and services, including:

  • HD audio and video streaming
  • Extensive mobile web access
  • Online gaming
  • Video conferencing

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Example of 4G in a sentence:

"You can use 4G to stream your favorite movies on Netflix in glorious HD."

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