A journey on the evolution of the G [infographic]

James is editor in chief of TechForge Media, with a passion for how technologies influence business and several Mobile World Congress events under his belt. James has interviewed a variety of leading figures in his career, from former Mafia boss Michael Franzese, to Steve Wozniak, and Jean Michel Jarre. James can be found tweeting at @James_T_Bourne.

If 4G is ‘super-fast’, the first generation wireless network seems like a crawl in comparison. It’s been a long journey, with the first 1G cellular network launched in Japan back in 1979.

But the rise since then has been nothing short of incredible. And it’s not going to stop any time soon. This year is predicted to see more than one Exabyte of data travelling across the global mobile network every month.

It’s no wonder there was so much excitement at this year’s Mobile World Congress about the new mobile economy. And the anticipated 4G LTE rollout has been taken with plenty of excitement, not to mention a fair amount of criticism, as TelecomsTech has reported extensively on with Everything Everywhere, O2, Vodafone, and now 3’s pushes.

CommScope, a multinational telecoms provider, has come up with an infographic detailing the evolution of the G – and what to expect from here. Let us know what you think below – if this journey has taken 34 years so far, what can we expect in 2047?

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