Saturday, March 5, 2011

4G Technology: Advantages and Disadvantages

People in society continue to demand quicker and easier access to their information.  As expectations rise from these consumers, providers will continue to try and upgrade their systems.  It seems as if new devices that use wireless networks come out every month, these consumers will continue to buy them.  The answer to these consumers is using 4G as a widespread wireless standard while providers bolster the security aspects of their devices.  The demand from the wireless society of today has found its solution to deliver their data as quickly as possible and it is fourth-generation technology.

Advantages:

  • Cellular providers have the opportunity to offer data access to a wide variety of devices
  • Provides mobility
  • More Flexible
  • More Reliable
  • Easier to Standardize
  • Offers Affordability
Disadvantages:

  • Obtaining information from everday people illegally becomes easier
  • Involves the possibility of some interference though not much
  • Capable of being attacked (jamming frequencies)
  • Invasion of privacy increased




References:

Next-Generation Wireless Working Group. (2003, May 2). 4G Wireless Systems. CK Dake. Retrieved February 27, 2011, from http://ckdake.com/system/files/4gwireless.pdf
Documents the history of generation technology along with its advantages and disadvantages.  It notes economic impacts, security issues and hardware and software information.
Choney, S. (2010, March 22). Getting up to speed with 4G - Technology & science - Wireless - msnbc.com. Breaking News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Travel, Science, Technology, Local, US & World News - msnbc.com. Retrieved March 2, 2011, from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35950008/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/
Documents some of the markets of 4G technologies and some of the new differences it brings to wireless technology.
Fendelman, A. (2011). What is 1G vs. 2G vs. 2.5G vs. 3G vs. 4G? Cell Phone Glossary, Definitions. Cell Phones -- News, Reviews, and More about the Latest Cell Phones and Smartphones. Retrieved February 27, 2011, from http://cellphones.about.com/od/phoneglossary/tp/1g2g3g4g.htm
Notes the history of all generation technology.
Hansen, K. (2010, June 13). 4g Technology - 4G wireless technology: A look at what's ahead - Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2, 2011, from http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/13/business/la-fi-4g-20100614
Documents some of the differences of what is new about 4G technology.
Sherman, J., & Sword, S. The Early Development and Impact of 4G Technology. University of Illinois. Retrieved February 28, 2011, from http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece317/presentations/4Gpresentation.pdf
Documents the history of all generation technology as well as gives specific numbers to how much data is transferred.  Notes advantages as well as disadvantages to 4G technologies and its impacts.

3 comments:

Please add to advantages and disadvantages of technology. Also, please share your experience with the technology.