Research Reveals 4G Three Times More Efficient Than 3G

According to a new research, the upcoming 4G mobile technology in UK will be at least three times more efficient than its sibling 3G network, at any given amount of spectrum.

The research was carried out by the analysts from the telecom regulator OfCom and it stated that the 4G network, upon being fully functional, will provide a minimum of 230 percent performance enhancement as compared to the existing 3G network.

"4G mobile technologies will be able to send more information than 3G, for a given amount of spectrum. This increased efficiency means that 4G networks will be able to support increased data rates and more users," Dr Stephen Unger, chief technology officer at Ofcom said in a statement.

The 4G network, which is scheduled for launch sometime during 2013, is likely to come with a speed, close to that normally achieved by any existing ADSL home connection.

According to OfCom, the introduction of the 4G spectrum will bring a much needed relief for mobile phone operators, especially at this crucial time when mobile traffic is consistently on the rise in an exponential rate - thanks to the ever growing popularity of social media platforms, online gaming, video sharing sites etc.