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What is 4G, What does 4G stand for & How fast can 4G be?



is the 4th generation of 4G wireless cellular technology. 4g was defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as 4G being “Evolved from IMT-2000”.

4G LTE is a major technological upgrade to the mobile telecommunications version of 3G, 4g has peak speeds 100 times faster than 3G. 4g can also provide up to 10x more network capacity than 3G.

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution

which describes the goal of developing a ‘long term’ 4th generation wireless cellular specification. This should not be confused with LTS which means Last Time Sync which means when your phone’s time stamp matches exactly with NTP server’s time stamp. Rather 4g LTE is 4th generation 4G cellular technology. 4g LTE improves upon 4G by increasing speeds, providing more services and enhancing performance of the device.

4g was also developed to meet future capacity demands, support for 4g means that service providers can continue to offer high-end mobile broadband services while coping with an increase in the number of users on their networks. 4g provides a suite of voice and data communications services that are comparable with landline telephone systems . It is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G so devices using 4g will be able to connect at 3G and 2G speeds in areas in which 4g coverage has not been rolled out yet.

4g wireless technologies were developed as a way to provide high-speed and wireless connectivity and 4g provides 4G speeds of up to 100 Mbps. 4g LTE requires a 4G capable device, connection kit and service plan from an authorized uS carrier in order to access 4g LTE.

4g is the next generation cellular technology that offers higher data speeds than 3G which will increase mobile broadband performance for all smartphones and tablets on 4G networks while also increasing network capacity. This wiki will discuss 4g’s history, 4g standards development process, protocols, bands and more.