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Assignment 2: 4G Wireless Networks Due Week 4 and worth 75 points
The following resources may be helpful when completing this assignment.



3GPP Specification Detail. (n.d.). General format. Retrievable
here
.






WiMax Forum. (2012). General format. Retrievable
here
.



The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (
3GPP) developed the 3GPP
Long
-
Term Evolution (LTE) standard for wireless communications
technology. It is regarded as an evolution of the Global System for Mobile
Communication (GSM), the Universal Mobile Telecommunications
Systems (UMTS), and other standa
rds. It is also known as the 4G LTE.
The competition among the carriers to support 4G LTE networks has been
very fierce as evidenced by TV commercials targeting smartphone users.
Many smartphones run on 3G networks.


Write a four to five (4
-
5) page paper i
n which you:



Compare and contrast 3G wireless networks to 4G networks
in terms of:

* Services and application

* Network architecture

* Data throughput

* User perception



Distinguish between the 4G LTE, 4G WiMax, and 4G WiBro
networks based on:




* Upload and download speeds


* User perceptions


* Backward compatibility


* Service availability



Identify why the competition between the 4G LTE carriers has
been so fierce and describe the benefits of
this competition to
the subscribers.



In January 2012, Verizon stated that 4G LTE is available in
190 cities covering 200 million American subscribers.
According to AT&T’s Website, they had plans for covering 20
million Americans in 15 markets by end of 201
1. Conclude
why Verizon is able to cover more markets than AT&T.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:



Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one
-
inch margins on all sides; citations and references must
fo
llow APA or school
-
specific format. Check with your professor for
any additional instructions.



Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The cover page and the ref
erence page are not included in the
required assignment page length.


Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. You may use the
resources above or others of your c
hoosing.