Third generation and fourth generation are standards for mobile communication. Standards specify how the airwaves must be used for transmitting information (voice and data). 3G networks were a significant improvement over 2G networks, offering higher speeds for data transfer. The improvement that 4G offers over 3G is often less pronounced. The objective of this paper is to compare 3G and 4G mobile technology using descriptive analysis and previous study.
Keywords: 3G, 4G, CDMA, IEEE802.11, IEEE802.16, LAN, LTE, MTSO, WIMAX, WLAN