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LTE-Advanced Certified by ITU as True 4G

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Nov 24, 2010, 8:10 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

At a meeting in Geneva this week, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) formally ratified Long Term Evolution-Advanced as a 4G technology. According to the ITU, LTE-Advanced and other true 4G technologies are capable of delivering peak download speeds of 1Gbps in localized configurations and 100Mbps for mobile devices. The ITU expects such networks to use more than 20MHz of spectrum per channel. Now that the base technology has been ratified, LTE-Advanced will move to the next stage of development, which is to create the in-depth technical standards for the technology.

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Nov 24, 2010, 9:39 AM

Probably wont be deployed til 2013 at the earliest. . .

LTE-A probably won't beployed til 2013 and the earliest. Until then we'll be stuck with 5-12mb/s, with bursts up to 20-25mb/s.

But hey, bring on the speed wars! Is what I say. Next year Tmo will be upgrading to 42mb/s HSPA+ with real world speeds probably between 18-25mb/s. AT&T, well whatever, they consider HSPA+ to be 14mb/s so their behind already, as they usually are, Sprint/Clear will probably stay the same 3-6mb/s til at least the endof 2011. And Verizon 5-12mb/s, maybe with bursts up to 20-25mb/s.

I'm hoping to see these carriers get into a speed war. See who can push who to bring ever faster speeds!

2011 will be a very, very exciting year in the wireless world. Starting with CES, January 6th.
3-6 on sprint??

funny because on my htc evo on my speedtest.net app from the android market i consistently get speeds of 8-10mbps on 2/3 bars of 4g signal -- on full signal i get over 10mbps -- so before you start declaring speeds like you know any...
AT&T behind? There is no hurry with LTE. 3G and HSPA+ working just fine...They may be behind but they likely want to do LTE right..Everyone in a hurry for LTE 4G..or whatever 🙄

Nov 24, 2010, 9:10 AM

about damn time

now maybe everyone will stop marketing their faux G networks.
At this point no carrier will stop advertising "4G" on their network. But all you have to do to shut up those sales people is to tell them about this and if they still insist that their network has 4G give them a print hahaha.
thickjake said:
now maybe everyone will stop marketing their faux G networks.


I'll be calling them all faux G until I see a real-world 100 Mbps deployment accessible by the general publ...
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