People usually compare mobile internet, wireless broadband, internet vs broadband, and more. There is no much information that we can learn from the internet service provider and the technology behind it makes it interesting.
What’s the difference between broadband internet and mobile internet connection? And, which is the right one for you? We are going to answer your questions in this article.
Different Types of Internet Connections?
The world connects to the internet every day, and its the same technology. However, the means of communication is different till it reaches your devices.
The DSL full form is Digital Subscriber Line, and it is one of the first technology that emerged in many countries. Not everyone has access to a smartphone or mobile so that the DSL connection can reach the whole country without any issues. DSL is the first connection that enabled many countries to connect to the Internet and landline connections. In India, Digital Subscriber Line enabled millions of people to dial a call and receive a call from home.
The cable connection on the Internet has one purpose, and it is to provide an Internet connection for small business, enterprise, and home. The connection type depends on the provider, and they might choose traditional technology or the latest technology.
Many ISP are offering wireless connections. The Internet service provider utilizes DSL, Fiber, or any other cable connection, and add a Wi-fi router nearby. The advantage of Wireless connections that you don’t have to maintain the router and ISP add a battery when the power is down in your area.
Satellite internet is a wireless connection that works with the help of 3 satellite dishes.
- The first dish is at the internet service providers hub.
- The second dish is in space.
- The third one located at your property.
- In this process, you may have to add cables & modems to make it work.
Let’s assume that ISP has installed the connection at your home. Every time you connect to the Internet and request a webpage, then it goes to space, then it sends the information to the ISP hub. Once the ISP hub received the information, then you can view the pages on your desktop.
Mobile data is a wireless connection. Mobile communication operator that use 1st Gen technology to transmit voice calls over a tower. They also have the technology of 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G in many countries. The 2nd Gen enabled the network operator to provide 25 Kbps internet connection to the people. Fortunately, the 2nd Gen technology improved further, and you have 5th Gen mobile data internet connection.
If you are roaming from one city to another, then you can use Cellular mobile data to connect to the Internet.
More than a billion people around the world rely on the mobile internet because it offers similar download & upload speed compared to the cable connections.
How does it work?
GSM: Global System for Mobile Communications.
CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access.
You must have heard of GSM & CDMA, and they both have different algorithms. The digital radio frequency sent from the tower to your smartphone allows you to connect to the Internet. The algorithm & your mobile antenna communicates to send & receive data.
What Are The Benefits?
- It’s a wireless connection.
- You can use the 3G, 4G, and 5G is coming soon.
- The Internet download and upload speed reach 30 Mbps.
- You can use the hotspot to provide Wi-fi to multiple devices & portable devices.
- Fortunately, several mobile operators have expanded the service all around the country. In short, you can subscribe to the Internet package and use it while you are moving from one place to another place.
Overall, it has advantages, but it also has a fair share of disadvantages.
The cable broadband Internet is one of the popular communication to connect to the Internet. Currently, several companies depend on the broadband Internet to communicate with the clients, and we are one of them.
How does it work?
DSL: Digital subscriber line has a limit of 16 MB per second.
Fibre Optic: The fibre optic connection is the next generation of DSL, and it has the transfer rate of 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
First, you have to decide and figure out which connection you are getting from the ISP. The cable broadband provider has a dedicated hub, and the hub is connected to the global Internet satellite. The connection is also known as Satellite Internet, and we have explained it in the “Wireless connection” part.
The word broadband stands for broadband of frequencies, and it is a radio term. The broadband sends multiple frequencies to send & receive data.
In the debate of Mobile internet vs. Broadband, the home connection stands on the top. However, if you are moving from one place to another, then you have no other choice but to opt for wireless broadband.
What Are The Benefits?
- Higher download & upload speed.
- You can use one connection and add wi-fi to it, and you can supply internet to multiple devices.
- Fortunately, the ISP offering unlimited data packages for a lesser price. Currently, we are getting 30 Mbps connection with unlimited download & upload data. Overall, no FUP or any limit added to it.
- It has more advantages than disadvantages.
One of the major disadvantages of the broadband that it does not offer a wireless connectivity. You have to depend on the carrier or network operator for internet connection, and you have to pay separately.
We had to pay a few bucks on the 3G and 4G connection, and monthly broadband connection cost separately.
In the struggle of Mobile internet vs. broadband, they both have secured a spot on our life. The mobile hotspot can add greater value to the multiple devices because 3G and 4G are enough for browsing and chatting. Let us know what do you think about wireless broadband, mobile internet, and internet service provider in the comment section below.