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[Infographic] Evolution Of The G

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Mobile network usage has increased tremendously over the years, and mobile devices and the technology designed to carry the load has likewise evolved accordingly.

Most technology old-timers would have remembered the first cellphone we ever used, but many of us don’t quite remember how they operated on the first-generation mobile networks of the day. The old-school mobile technology of that era used analog-based protocols that could only provide basic voice services. Today that smartphone device you have in your hand pretty much works like a microcomputer, when connected to a fourth generation (4G) mobile network deploying IP-based protocols designed primarily for pushing data.

Here’s an infographic from CommScope¬†that shows how mobile network connectivity has evolved, as well as provide numbers that forecast data consumption in the coming future: