Third Generation or Fourth Generation Repeater System ?

We are in the cusp of making the transition from 3rd generation speed to 4th generation speed in the mobile industry. Users are forced to make a decision as to which type of phone or amplifier system to choose from because they are not sure if the 4G has made that critical mass yet that it makes economic sense invest in a 4g cable phone and a 4G data plan to go with it. Except for Verizon LTE (Long Term Evolution) all other 4G services does not come close to official definition of 4G speed.

Now lets take a closer look at the actual speed advantage in all this jargon which clearly misleads. Ok, originally the LTE was thought to be as a delivery mechanism for 4G speed, which by definition must be comparable to broadband speed. Verizon was pushing for LTE since they had a head start on constructing and implementing LTE capable towers. AT&T lost that boat but still went ahead and found a way to increase its existing 3G towers to deliver data at speeds comparable to LTE network. Although this move makes Verizon look bad jump starting its LTE network it still needs to be seen who comes out ahead. Cause the HSPA technology is expected to max out at 150 megabits per second while as the LTE can go up to 168 megabits per second. Now , as of now they speed we actually see in real life is 3 megabits per second in HSPA and 5-12 megabits per second on LTE.

With that understanding, lets look at what is going on in the cell phone booster technology. As of now the amplifier industry is playing catchup with the 4G speed. The amplifiers are designed to work with 2G, 3G speed towers. The 4G LTE is broadcast on 700 Mhz frequency and the HSPA is delivered in the 2100 Mhz frequency. The amplifiers are designed were not intended to operate on those bandwidths, however the antennas are mostly all band , meaning they can with with 746 thru 2100 Mhz. range on frequency.

Wilson Electronics is working on the first ever 5 band amplifier called the AG pro Quint to fix this problem and expected to come out this quarter . This will be the most comprehensive amplifier to work with all callers and all phones in North America. It will work with 4G LTE of Verizon, HSPA od AT&T, AWS of T-Mobile and at 2G, 3G speed of previous generations as well. It is a monumental task to accomplish such depth in covering all the frequency from 700 Mhz to 2100 Mhz. Until then, their is not a simple one system to cover both 3G and 4G. As of now, you will have to install two individual systems to get cell phone signal boosted for 2G, 3G and for 4G.