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Technological Advancement and Growth Of 4G Technology

The fourth generation internet technology that are five times faster than 3G technology are the increasing demand in recent times. With its faster speed of accessing internet it has drawn attention of the manufacturers to introduce most of the smart phones that can support 4G internet networks. They implicate different technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) to transfer data compared to 3G due to which 4G devices are experiencing demands in the recent times.

Technological advancements and developments in the networking equipment of 4G network technology which supports the LTE technology is driving the growth of the 4G devices in market. They provides feature such as voice over LTE and fastest internet.

For 4G device manufacturer, security and privacy are still remaining a concern. In order to facilitate secured data transmission, security measures must be integrated. This industry experiences a lack of awareness and infrastructure support in few countries. Along with this, one of the primary challenges for this market is the regulatory hurdles from county’s governments across the globe.

In terms of adoption for 4G devices market, North America is leading in it. This region has been an adopter of 4G network from earlier and also driving considerable growth in the mobile technology. The reason behind the strong growth of 4G device market in this region is countries such as the U.S. lead innovation in a number of areas in the mobile ecosystem, including hardware, access technologies, and operating systems.

The features in devices such as better battery backup, low network latency rate, and screen resolution are dragging consumers to move to 4G devices and fueling the demand for 4G devices worldwide. 

Attractive data packages, Convenience and affordability offered by network operators in collaboration with device manufacturers are key factors encouraging consumers to go for 4G devices. As a result the penetration of 4G devices is increasing globally.

 

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Being outdoor living on the RV is the ultimate freedom, not too fast!

Being working RVers and with a daily blog that gets a high readership, being able to get online was very important to them. In fact, they have avoided going some places because we could not get a reliable signal. They don’t just surf the internet, it’s an important tool to get their jobs done.
Over the years as technology has evolved, they have run the gamut of options, from a huge Hughes Direcway satellite dish on the roof of our MCI bus conversion to 3G aircards, and now smart phones that serve as 4G hotspots.

For the last few years they have used a Wilson Trucker antenna mounted on the roof of our Winnebago motorhome and a Wilson AG SOHO signal booster, supplemented by a Wilson flat plane antenna inside the coach. It has served us pretty well in most areas, though when they were on the Oregon coast last year there were places where it would not work.
That’s when they mounted a Wilson directional antenna on a pole. It allowed them to get online, but a lot of work was involved in putting the antenna mast together and securing it to the side of the motorhome, and then rotating the mast to point the antenna toward the nearest cell tower.

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The system uses an outside panel antenna to pull in a weak existing signal, multiplying it many times with an amplifier, and then redirecting the signal with a desktop antenna inside the RV. According to their website, the kit works with all major US carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Leap Wireless, C Spire, MetroPCS, etc. It also works with Canadian carriers Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Wind, etc.
It arrived a couple of days ago, and yesterday I decided to check it out. The kit included the outside flat-panel antenna, RV 4G wide-band cell phone amplifier/repeater, desktop antenna, both 30 and 15 foot RG6 cables, a plastic holder for the flat plane antenna, suction cups for mounting it on the outside of the RV, an AC power supply, and a 12 volt power supply.

The instructions said to locate the nearest cell tower, which they did using the Open Signal app on my phone, and then to mount the panel antenna facing in that direction. It had suggested to mount it as high up on the RV as possible. They also say to make sure there is at least 20 feet between the outside antenna and the inside signal amplifier.

Because of the angle that we are parked here at Elkhart Campground, they couldn’t mount the antenna pointed directly at the tower, it’s probably off by about 15 degrees. Because this was just a simple test we used a stepstool to get up high enough to mount it at about the level of the bottom of our bedroom window.

The cable ran to the front of the motorhome and inside, connected it to the amplifier, and then connected the amplifier to the desktop antenna. Before they turned anything on I did a quick speed test, which showed download speed using the Wilson Trucker antenna and our old signal booster. They were showing 9.09 mbps download speeds and a very slow .56 upload.
The system isn’t cheap, at $399 on the WilsonAmplifiers.com website, but if getting online is important to you, and if you appreciate not having dropped calls when you are in fringe areas, it’s money well spent. Customers love the product!!