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Should I get a 4G Quint booster, or just a dual-band booster?

November 12, 2013 — by WEBOOST

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Happy Technical Tuesday! Make sure and check out last week’s post if you haven’t seen it yet.

This week’s Technical Question post may just answer a concern you have, or have had in the past. Got a technical question of your own? Want to see it featured on our blog? Feel free to email us at twhite@wilsonelectronics.com or let us know on Facebook, or Twitter.

Q.  Should I get a 4G Quint booster, or just a dual-band booster?

A.  First, let’s get a basic understanding of the difference between dual-band and quint-band boosters.  Dual-band boosters cover voice and 3G cellular signals.  These signals are typically on the 850/1900mhz bands.   Quint-band boosters cover the voice and 3G bands, as well as the bands associated with 4G signals.

In the last couple years, the hot thing in the news has been the introduction of 4G.  Until recently, 4G has been high-speed data only.  However, within the last few months, the push has been to roll out VOLTE – or Voice Over LTE.  With the implementation of voice traffic of 4G, having a Quint-band booster is suddenly very important.  Signal aggregation is another reason to have a quint-band booster.  Basically, signal aggregation is a way that the carriers use non-commonly paired frequencies to get higher data speeds, and higher bandwidth.

We recommend using a quint-band booster not just for future-proofing your system, but also to get the full range of signals from your Wilson equipment.

If you have any other questions, feel free to call our support line at 1-866-294-1660, or email us at tech@wilsonelectronics.com and any of our capable technicians will be happy to assist you.

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