We live in a world full of technology but keeping up with all of the technical terms can get frustrating. We just want to know what we have and what it means to us. Alongside price, speed is one of the key factors people talk about when it comes to choosing broadband. All of the internet service providers give you the broadband download speed. And then there are upload speeds, megabits and speed tests – but what does it all mean?
What is 4G?– 4G stands for the fourth generation of mobile connection speeds, and is the first to bring broadband internet to the smartphone without being connected to WiFi.
What is 3G?– 3G stands for the third generation of mobile connection technology, and is the second (after 2G) to support data as well as voice and SMS.
What is LTE?– LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is a form of wireless connection that represents a significant upgrade to 3G in terms of data speeds.
What is a Megabit?– Broadband speed is measured in megabits per second, commonly written as Mb or Mbps (as in 2Mb, or 2Mbps). Make sure you don’t get confused between megabits and megabytes (which tends to be written as MB, or GB when referring to gigabytes) – these terms are memory capacity, not speed. its megabits per second (Mb) when talking about broadband speed, and megabytes (MB) – or gigabytes (GB) for large files – talking about file sizes and download caps.
What is Download Speed?
What is Upload Speed?
Internet Speed?– Internet speeds are not constant, so a connection that works well in the morning may be considerably slower in the afternoon. Another cause in internet speeds becoming slower maybe your computer.
What is a router?This is basically a box that goes between your internet modem and all of your internet devices (computers, HDTV, and so on). The router shares the internet signal between the multiple devices.
What is WiFi?WiFi is a facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area.
The internet is evolving fast and it is not going away any time soon. Staying up to date with the latest information will help us evolve with technology and make our lives much easier.
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