Since 1991, many different network technologies have entered our lives within technology. Currently, 4G technology is extremely common, but we will soon be using 5G
2G, which entered our lives more than 20 years ago, continued its dominance until the beginning of the 2000s. After that, 3G and 4G have been used in our lives and human beings are adapting to everything.
The graph below shows the network usage rates from 1994 to 2019. 2G technology, which first entered our lives in 1991, was the only one in this field until we entered our 3G life in 2001. The emergence of 3G in 2001 did not affect the rate of use of 2G by 2003. Because; The launch of 3G in the US and Europe took place in 2003.
The 3G, which was launched in 2003 in a large part of the world, did not dominate until 2007. The reason for this was the fact that 3G was economically challenging until that time. Then 4G technology was added to this family. Commercial 4G networks were established for the first time in 2009, while the decline of 2G and the rise of 3G continued in the same period.
The first competition of 3G and 4G, which had been in the same direction for a few years, erupted in 2013. 2013 was the first period when 4G passed 3G in terms of usage rate and 4G supported smartphones entered our lives with great speed. Today, the use of 4G is still dominated, but the 5G is also based on the door. As you know, 5G supported flagship smartphones are released one by one. Soon, the table you see above will change.