It is a good news that Ethiotelecom announcing 4G implementation in Addis Ababa. The new network is reported to be capable of providing service for up to 400,000 Addis Ababa customers. Now the next big challenge is who can tap into this latest 4th generation 4G network as it has device limitation of which smartphones are compatible with the new network.
The agency might be able to provide a 4G compatible device. However, many users already have a preferred and high brand smartphones, which most of them might not be able to support the new 4G network.
Which BIG Brand Smartphones support 4G?
Some of the big brands supporting 4G network are: Samsung Galaxy (S4, S5), Samsung Galaxy (Note 2, Note 3), iPhone (5, 5S), HTC One (M7, M8), LG (G2, G3), Sony Xperia (Z, Z2), Nokia Lumia (920, 925, 928, 1020, 1520). For a complete list of internationally (not necessarily Ethiopia specific) 4G enabled devices
What is the difference between 3G and 4G Networks?
Undoubtedly, 4G is ten times more faster than 3G mobile broadband. Let’s see what the actual difference between 3G and 4G networks is.
Difference in 3G and 4G Speeds?
So, what is the actual difference in speeds f or 3G and 4G networks? The most import ant thing to know is that there is a difference between “technical” speeds and the actual “offered” speeds. Technically, 4G networks must be able to deliver speeds up to 1GB per second. However it hasn' t been achieved yet even in any existing 4G LTE mobile networks here in the USA. I have a 4G LTE service, and the most I am getting on average is between 1220Mbps download and 48Mbps upload depending on my location; that is only about 2% of the technically specified capability.