One prime immediate need faced by the wireless companies is about offering faster internet connection. This is a never ending demand. All sorts of users want the transmission to have no delay, and they wish this for all kinds of data. While the text and voice can be handled with ease, the videos cause a considerable delay, even on very fast networks. The current developments are around this field. Internet providers are focusing on tackling the video and animation traffic, with an attempt to reduce the delay during transmission.
The wireless industry of current generation responded for the requirement of faster connection brilliantly. There is a new wireless platform on which the industry trend sets up for future. It is called ‘Long Term Evolution (LTE)’. The mobile service providers across the world are adopting the technology. It is favorable to the existing service providers, since it can use the existing radio infrastructure for its working. With an exception of a few rural areas where the radio technology is yet to evolve, LTE is expected to take over very soon, before the generation advances to the next stage.
The Basis Of Faster Connection
The nearer is the receiving antenna to the user or consumer, the faster is the connection. For the highest data speed, a worthy strategy being adopted is to shift to a ‘mesh’ or nodal infrastructure. To implement this throughout the network span, there are more sites needed. Each site takes care of servicing multiple antennas. This effectively reduces the overall build of the infrastructure. These cell sites are usually low powered, and the companies have estimated considerable savings over power consumption with the deployment of such cellular sites.
With the low powered factor, there is another area in electronics data transmission that comes to play. Lesser power is related to higher density data transmission, which needs a remotely located base transceiver system (BTS). Both the reduced power and remote location of BTS become vital in contributing towards the density of transmission, which is an essential approach for the nodal systems to work correct.
Inter-dependencies Of Systems
One cannot imagine the data, voice and video transmitting systems existing separate today. They are converging together, and so are the various modes of transmitting the signals. The wireless, wire line and cable networks are joining hands to offer uninterrupted, uncompromised and fast transmission quality by aligning with each other. For a higher efficiency, more data can be pushed to the wired networks, and the part of it can be handled by the wireless. This keeps the fusion of networks alive. If LTE is gradually adopted across the globe, a completely different topology is expected to emerge.
Currently, the up gradation to LTE is a costly affair for the small internet service providers, considering the cost of initial set-up. It is being adopted by a few of the bigger names at present, and has already established a good base in many of the prominent states in U.S.
However, the Federal Government in many states have involved into the ‘Broadband Initiative’, a drive that an enable all small and mid-sized internet businesses to avail loans at very low interest rates. This is in an attempt to encourage the LTE set-up across the nation. A high technology country needs to depend on the internet for almost everything. There must be a balance considered between initial costs, debt and profitability, which will make the companies take a logical decision. If the peer pressure increases, the businesses will be forced to implement LTE technology sooner. Without pressure however, there is a possibility that the companies will wait for further cost optimizations.
Fixed mobile broadband is overtaking the wired networks, and LTE is supposed to offer a smooth transition to this process. The amount of data transmitted on the smart mobile phones has long surpassed the amount of voice, and this is one reason that the move to faster connection cannot be delayed for too long.