3GPP Mobile Broadband Innovation Path to 4G
Source: 3G Americas
Wireless data usage is increasing faster now than ever before. Smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry are now seeing high penetration in many markets, and the superior user experience offered by such devices is resulting in the quickly rising demand and usage of wireless data applications. This is, consequently, driving the need for continued innovations in wireless data technologies to provide more capacity and higher quality of service. 3GPP technologies have evolved from GSM-EDGE to UMTS-HSPA-HSPA+ to provide increased capacity and user experience, and the evolution will continue in the coming years with further enhancements to HSPA+ and the introduction of LTE.