hey guys, when connected to Fido I get H+ in the signal icon. On fido, H+ is equivalent to 4G correct?
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thanks! i finally got that phone i was discussing weeks ago that doesnt have 1700/2100 band on it..it does have 2600 but my province doesnt have the 2600mhz band yet... it does get H+ in the signal, so i guess 4G is better than nothing
HSPA+ is a 3G technology... somehow the carrier here would call it "4G"...
You are correct in that HSPA+ is a protocol which utilises the UMTS (WCDMA) network. However, HSPA+ networks are capable of delivering 4G speeds. That is why I always refer to the network as '3G'.
More to the point, in December 2010, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) -- the specialised agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues concerning information and communication technologies -- expanded its definition of 4G service to include WiMax, LTE and HSPA+. The press release from its meeting reads, "Following a detailed evaluation against stringent technical and operational criteria, ITU has determined that “LTE-Advanced” and “WirelessMAN-Advanced” should be accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced. As the most advanced technologies currently defined for global wireless mobile broadband communications, IMT-Advanced is considered as “4G”, although it is recognized that this term, while undefined, may also be applied to the forerunners of these technologies, LTE and WiMax, and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed." ~ taken from here.