Difference Between UTRAN and eUTRAN

UTRAN vs eUTRAN   UTRAN (Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network) and eUTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network) are both Radio Access Network Architectures, which consist of Air Interface Technology and Access Network Node Elements. UTRAN is the 3G UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) radio access network that was introduced in 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership […]

Difference Between BTS and Node B


BTS vs Node B   Both BTS and Node B are the last mile network elements that process the signals and information prior to transmitting through antennas to the air interface. Node B does that for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecom System) or any other third-generation wireless technology while BTS does the same for GSM (Global […]

Difference Between 4G and 4G Plus

4G vs 4G Plus   LTE-Advance (Release 10 of 3GPP) and WiMAX Release 2 (IEEE 802.16m) were referred as 4G or 4th Generation Wireless Mobile Broadband technologies, by ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union – Radio Communication Sector) based on IMT Advance requirements. However, LTE (Release 8 of 3GPP) and Mobile WIMAX (IEEE 802.16e) networks were heavily […]

Difference Between OFDM and OFDMA

difference between ofdm and ofdma

OFDM vs OFDMA   OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) are both wideband digital communication technologies with a slight difference between them. However, both are based on the same concept of bundling evenly spaced multiple sub-carriers with special characteristics into one big chunk and still transmitting separately over the […]

Difference Between ADSL and Broadband

ADSL vs Broadband   Broadband stands for a certain form of telecommunication data technology which allows much higher data transfer rates compared to standard dial-up connections. It also represents various types of DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) technologies whereas ADSL (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) is one form of it. ADSL uses copper wired telephone networks to […]

Difference Between IMS and SIP

IMS vs SIP   IMS (The Internet protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem) is an architectural framework designed to facilitate IP multimedia services based on SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) which is a session control protocol for IP based networks to facilitate both voice and multimedia services. Since IMS use SIP as its main signaling protocol it has […]

Difference Between LTE and IMS

LTE vs IMS   LTE (Long Term Evolution) and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems) are both technologies developed to cater the next generation of the broadband mobile services. LTE is actually a wireless broadband technology developed to support roaming Internet access using mobile phones. IMS is more of an architectural framework designed to support IP multimedia […]

Difference Between Encoding and Modulation

Encoding vs Modulation   Encoding and Modulation are two techniques used to provide the means of mapping information or data into different waveforms such that the receiver (with the help of an appropriate demodulator and decoder) can recover the information in a reliable manner. Encoding is the process by which the data is converted into […]

Difference Between DAB and DAB+

DAB vs DAB+   DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcast, a technology developed in 1980’s as a solution for the exhausted bandwidth in FM and AM frequency ranges. AM and FM, which are analog methods of broadcasting, is replaced by digital broadcasting method DAB and its newer standard released in 2006. Countries all over the […]