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3G


3G refers to third generation cellular data technologies.3G smartphones, for example, use high-speed wireless Broadband to allow for faster access to the Internet.
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4G


4G refers to fourth generation cellular data technologies and is often also referred to as Long Term Evolution (LTE). 4G supersedes the speeds of 3G technologies.
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ADSL


An Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a type of DSL. The word “asymmetric” in ADSL refers to the fact that the downstream is faster than the upstream. Upstream refers to the data sent while downstream refers to the data received. ADSL is perfect for residential customers, who receive a lot of data through video-on-demand services or onlin [..]
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Bandwidth


Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that can be transferred through a medium, such as a wire, cable, or channel at one time. Bandwidth is measured in bits per second (bps) or millions of bits per second (megabits per second or Mbps).
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Broadband


Broadband is faster than traditional dial-up and provides high-speed Internet access by using a single cable to carry a large amount of data at once. There are two main types of Internet Broadband connections, namely cable connections and DSL connections.
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Capped


A type of account where customers pay for a fixed amount of data each month. Customers will have to pay extra if they run out of data before the end of the month. Frequent Internet users are likely to find a capped account costly. The advantage, however, is that capped packages are rarely shaped or throttled.
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Cloud computing


Cloud computing is where remote servers are used to store, manage, and process data. This works much the same as Gmail as customers are performing tasks / working over Google servers which are elsewhere in the world. The advantage of cloud computing is that it lessens the cost of purchasing additional hardware and the risk of keeping servers on-sit [..]
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cloud storage


Cloud storage allows information and data to be stored in the “cloud”. These remote servers can be accessed from any device as long as it is connected to the Internet. Google Drive is an example of cloud storage. The advantage of cloud storage is that employees are able to work remotely as they do not need to be in a specific location to gain acces [..]
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data


In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. Data can refer to files, videos, pictures or music stored on, processed by, sent or received by a computer.
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Data Speed


This is the speed at which data is carried across a connection. Connection speeds are measured in megabits per second (Mbps).
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