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Exploring the Growth of Wireless Communications Systems and Challenges Facing 4G Networks

Exploring the Growth of Wireless Communications Systems and Challenges Facing 4G Networks
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Author(s): Amber A. Smith-Ditizio (Texas Woman's University, USA) and Alan D. Smith (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 12
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch529

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Abstract

Mobile communication and its many applications have been fueling the rapid growth and adoption of wireless communications for years. With this growth has been marked by significant network development and advanced techniques evolving in all the fields of mobile and wireless communications. The transition from 3G communications to 4G communications has extremely boosted the way and speed at which companies and their customer are able to operate in the global economy. The purpose of this chapter is to describe some of the significant impacts of 4G wireless communication systems on the telecommunications industry. Topics describing 4G to include a brief history of mobile communications, what are the major characteristics of 4G networks and its users, advantages of 4G?, challenges that 4G faces, wireless in the field/IT component, future directions of 4G, and some of the potential plans for growth.

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