A behind the scene look: 4G WiMAX Networks

There’s been a lot of debate in the local Internet scene on 4G. Many are saying that WIMAX is not really 4G and that its wrong for some operators to claim that their WiMAX network is a 4G network…bla bla bla.

The thing is, it doesn’t matter, all the “Gs” are not ratified standards anyway – they are all marketing terms, used by the telcos to make the networks easier to understand. No layman is going to understand or remember IEEE 802.16, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, EVDO, WCDMA and all the other multitude of standards out there, the numbers are just mind blogling.

To us 3G…4G…5G…or whatever telcos want to call their network is not important, its just marketing. What’s important is how the network delivers in term of performance, relibility and coverage and right now both the 3G and 4G networks in this country still have some work to do.

But what is the difference between a 3G and 4G network? Here’s a video of an interesting news report by CNN giving us a behind the scene look at the differences between the two networks.

Watch the video after the jump.

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