However, this is just a very basic and simple explanation of what makes each of these cellular offerings unique from one another.
Each generation offers top speed options.
· 3G reaches network speeds of 7.2 Mbps
· 4G reaches speeds of 150 Mbps
· 5G will eventually exceed 1 Gbps
The speed varies based on if you are using a stationary browser or if you are in a moving vehicle.
This determines the total amount of traffic the cellular network can handle before it slows down. Like speed, this has been improved with each new generation.
With 3G and 4G bandwidth, speeds will likely reduce during peak hours each day. With 5G, though, it is possible to stream anything, at any time, with no real delays.
Every new generation expanded on the existing infrastructure of the prior generation. The result was a noticeable increase in internet accessibility. It is predicted that even isolated parts of the U.S. will eventually have 4G or even 5G access.
As you can see, while each generation of access provides benefits, 5G is considered the fastest option with the fewest issues. Today, though, it is not yet available everywhere; however, it is predicted that the availability will continue to spread as the technology continues to evolve.