Know What is LTE, LTE stands for Long Term Evolution. Its full name is 3GPP Long Term Evolution for the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, or 3GPP UMTS LTE for short. Most refer to the standard as UMTS LTE or just plain LTE. While UMTS LTE is the more correct name, it will be called LTE for the remainder of this article for brevity.
Verizon Wireless says consumers will benefit with the implementation of Long Term Evolution in terms of innovative applications developed for healthcare, telematics, cloud-computing, entertainment, utilities, security, education and the machine-to-machine world. That might well happen.
The Advantage Of LTE ?
The Advantage Of LTE, LTE is a very good, easily deployable network technology, offering high speeds and low latencies over long distances. For example, Verizon LTE in Dallas, TX was rated with an average download speed of 15.75Mbps and an average upload speed of 1.49Mbps.
Verizon’s 3G service was rated with an average download speed of 1.09Mbps and an average upload speed of 0.67Mbps. Its LTE service beat its competitors’ high speed service by a wide margin. Similar ratings followed in other cities as well.
Unfortunately, AT&T’s LTE service is too new to take accurate measurements of. When the AT&T LTE network is more loaded with subscribers, then more accurate readings can be taken.
Security and roaming also should be easier, eventually, as more networks will use LTE than used GSM. Also, LTE should support machine-to-machine apps better, though that is not something a phone user will know about.
LTE will offer a technically-better platform, no doubt. How long it will take for LTE networks to offer something other than faster speeds, lower latency and better in-building coverage remains to be seen.