4G technology contributed 92% data traffic : Nokia

4G technology contributed 92% data traffic


The average data usage grew by 69 per cent in 2018 to touch 10GB per user per month in December 2018, a new Nokia MBiT report revealed.

The increase in the consumption of data across the country led to the overall growth of data traffic by 109 percent with 4G technology constituting 92 percent of this growth, the report said.

Trivia :

4G is the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, succeeding 3G. A 4G system must provide capabilities defined by ITU in IMT Advanced. Potential and current applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, and 3D television.

4G technology

The first-release Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard was commercially deployed in Oslo, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden in 2009, and has since been deployed throughout most parts of the world.

Frequencies for 4G LTE Networks :

Mobile 4G network uses several frequencies which are:

700 MHz (Band 28 – Telstra / Optus)

850 MHz (Band 5 – Vodafone)

900 MHz (Band 8 – Telstra)

1800 MHz (Band 3 – Telstra / Optus / Vodafone)

2100 MHz (Band 1 – [a small number of Telstra sites] / Optus [Tasmania] / Vodafone)

2300 MHz (Band 40 – Optus [Vivid Wireless spectrum])

2600 MHz (Band 7 – Telstra / Optus)

In Australia, the 700 MHz band was previously used for analogue television and became operational with 4G in December 2014. The 850 MHz band is currently operated as a 3G network by Telstra and as a 4G network by Vodafone in Australia.


4G technology contributed 92% data traffic



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