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What is the difference between 4g and LTE?


#1

Guys I am new to this Telecom world. Plz explain what is the difference between 4g and LTE.


#2

It’s all the same


#3

Oh ok thanks. Do we need hardware change while swapping from 3g to 4g ?


#4

LTE is technology and 4G is generation.


#5

Ok thanks …


#6

It’s not the same…4g is commercial brand, lte is the technology… HSPA can be 4g depending on the country


#7

Actually, anything that meets IMT-A specs can be called 4g, such as wimax… The first versions of lte are not even 4g… Only after release 10 features it can be properly called 4g


#8

What about LTE-Advance ?

Someone tell me it is HSPA , but increase than HSPA with 7 Mbps

Is it right?
:thinking:


#9

the thing is that only on LTE-A you can reach real 4G data rates… but most country don’t even have enought spectrum to reach that (case of Brazil, where I live. No operator have enough spectrum to reach real 4G data rates) so they decided that HSPA, that can get ~50Mbps in theory, and LTE (~100Mbps) should be called 4g just to justify the investment… now the LTE-A is what they’ve been calling 4.5G (but… as I mentioned… it isn`t even 4G for real)


#10

4G was made to replace 3G and it offers a connection that is more reliable and delivers much higher speeds. Specifically, 4G LTE means “fourth-generation long term evolution,” with LTE being a type of 4G that delivers the fastest connection for a mobile internet experience – up to 10 times faster than 3G.


#11

LTE is faster than what is traditionally marketed as 4G. In that regard, it is also usually more expensive. 4G, in turn, is faster than 3G.


#12

4G stands for Fourth Generation and 4G LTE stands for Fourth Generation, Long Term Evolution.
4G LTE is the most advanced in terms of speed. The general claim is that 4G LTE networks can download data at speeds between 5 and 12 megabits per second — enough for smooth streaming for live video and better response times for online multiplayer games.


#13

4G was made to replace 3G and it offers a connection that is more reliable and delivers much higher speeds. Specifically, 4G LTE means “fourth-generation long-term evolution,” with LTE being a type of 4G that delivers the fastest connection for a mobile internet experience – up to 10 times faster than 3G.


#14

but most country don’t even have enought spectrum to reach that

Could you please clarify a little bit on that? In my country, operators are implementing LTE with 1800 MHz band on 5 MHz bandwidth. The speed only reaches 10 to 12 Mbps (as seen from speedtest app on android).

What’s the ideal bandwidth the operators need to implement LTE-A?

Thanks


#15

4G was made to replace 3G and it offers a connection that is more reliable and delivers much higher speeds. Specifically, 4G LTE means “fourth-generation long term evolution.


#16

4G was made to replace 3G and it offers a connection that is more reliable and delivers much higher speeds. Specifically, 4G LTE means “fourth-generation long term evolution,” with LTE being a type of 4G that delivers the fastest connection for a mobile internet experience – up to 10 times faster than