All mobile carriers these days have provided 3G and 4G services to their customers. The evolution of cellular networks from 3G to 4G has improved several performance metrics of the data communications. The focus of this paper is to evaluate two of the most important performance metrics: throughput and delay. We consider the cellular network as an integrate infrastructure that includes mobile and fixed nodes. Based on this model we calculate and analyze the throughput and delay. Our results illustrate that the throughput is increased while the delay is decreased in 4G data network compared to the previous 3G architecture. In addition, we evaluate how the delay affects the security of the network.
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