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LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is the latest wireless technology that offers significant speeds, browsing quality and a much faster mobile Internet experience compared to 3G. It is often referred to as a 4G (fourth generation) technology. Vodafone offers 4G LTE broadband services.

mbps stands for megabits per second. A megabit is a measure of data speed. The larger the mbps figure the faster your Internet connection. 4G LTE downlink speeds are theoretically up to 100mbps.

GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service which uses 2G technology with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 171kbps. Vodafone’s network is based on 4G LTE technology with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 100mbps

Edge stands for Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution and is an evolution of GPRS 2G technology with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 384kbps. Vodafone’s network is based on 4G LTE technology with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 100mbps

Download refers to an action that involves requesting data from a source on the Internet and ‘downloading’ the data or file to an end-user device (computer, smartphone or tablet). For example, when watching a video on youtube, the user is downloading the file from the Internet.

Upload refers to an action that involves sending data to a location on the Internet, such as a website, from an end-user device (computer, smartphone or tablet). For example, when posting photos on a Facebook page, the user is uploading the image to the Internet.

Wi-Fi is short for Wireless Fidelity. This allows computers, smartphones and such other devices to connect to the Internet without using wires.

kbps stands for kilobits per second. A kilobit is a measure of data speed. The larger the kbps figure the faster your Internet connection. 1000 kilobits is equal to 1 megabits. 4G LTE downlink speeds are theoretically up to 100mbps.

WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WIMAX is a wireless technology that supports data connections within a network of radio cells.

Time-Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE), also referred to as Long Term Evolution Time-Division Duplex (LTE TDD), is a 4G mobile telecommunications technology that provides very fast data upload and download, quick response time (critical for gaming) and reliability. Vodafone’s 4G network is based on TD-LTE technology.

4G stands for Fourth Generation of wireless networks and comes as an improvement over 3G networks. Vodafone’s network is based on 4G LTE technology with theoretical downlink speeds of up to 100mbps

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