Long-Term Evolution (LTE)

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the 4G standard created by 3GPP to enable higher-speed data communications over wireless networks. It is a competitor to WiMAX. Under ideal conditions, LTE can deliver data to a mobile wireless device at 100Mbps and allow the device to transmit data at a rate of 50Mbps.

Work is presently underway on LTE Advanced, which will allow for speeds up to 1Gbps down and 500Mbps up.

See Also: Long-Term Evolution (LTE)