3G vs Telstra Next G
3G is a broadband wireless technology which includes EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO, WCDMA and some more. Whereas Next G is a brand name from Telstra, who is a Telco Giant in Australia for their 3G Network and product. Telstra introduced 3G with UMTS in Oct 2006 with wider coverage in Australia. 3G is a generic name for technology classification and Next G is a product or network feature of Telstra in Australia.
Next G is a 3G UMTS network deployed by Telstra in Australia to provide mobile broadband and 3G mobile services in Australia. Basically it’s a brand name they used to refer their network and related products. Next G stands for Next Generation which is 3G when comparing with 2G. Next Generation of 3G would be 4G.
Telstra Built UMTS network in early 2006 and launched in Oct 2006. This is one of the largest 3G networks in Australia. This is one of the fastest mobile networks in the world offering high throughput. Telstra CEO Mr.Sol Trujillo announced in Feb 2009 at the world mobile congress in Barcelona that Next G offers 21 Mbps speed. Currently it offers around 40 Mbps.
Next G Network is used to provide Telstra Wireless Broadband Services under the product name of Big Pond and Telstra Mobile Services. Telstra mobile is one of the smart and best mobile networks in Australia covering almost all the parts of Australia.
3G is a wireless access technology replacing 2G networks. The main advantage of 3G is, it’s faster than 2G networks. Smart mobile handsets are designed not only for voice callings but also for Internet access and mobile applications. 3G networks allows simultaneous voice and data services with speed variation from 200 kbit/s and if its only data it may deliver several Mbit/s. (Mobile Broadband)
Many 3G technologies are in use now and some of them are EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution), from CDMA family EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) which uses Code Division Multiple Access or Time Division Multiple Access for multiplexing, HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) which uses 16QAM modulation technique (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and results in data rate of 14 Mbit/s downlink and 5.8 Mbit/s uplink speeds) and WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access – 802.16).
|Difference Between 3G and Next G
(1) 3G is a wireless access technology whereas Next G is a product from Telstra an Australian Telco.
(2) Next G could be always Next G refers the current latest technology
(3) Next G offers Big Pond wireless broadband services and Telstra mobile services in Australia.
(4) Next G started offering 21 Mbps in 2009 Feb, announced by CEO at world mobile conference in Barcelona