There are several different opinions. Someone claims that LTE and 4G are one and the same. Someone hoarsely argues, proving that both these standards have nothing in common. Let's figure out what is hidden behind these terms.
The abbreviation LTE stands for Long-Term Evolution. This concept was introduced to denote a set of measures aimed at further improving the standards of cellular communications, including increasing bandwidth, sharing audio and video content at high speed, video conferencing, and the like. Based on GSM / EDGE and UMTS / HSPA technologies. In fact, 4G (four generation, 4th generation networks) and LTE are synonymous.
The confusion has arisen due to the fact that manufacturers and developers could not work out a common terminology. So far, high-speed communication can be called both 4G and LTE. In smartphones that support this option, one of these symbols appears on the display when a high-speed connection signal is detected.
In principle, LTE is a logical development of the already familiar 3G networks. did not even have to seriously upgrade the equipment. The user is promised:
• reduction of the access time to 5 milliseconds
• data transfer rate up to 326 megabits per second
But do not rejoice too early. These are theoretical indicators. In fact, they will, alas, be more modest. The maximum is 50-60 Mbps, although this is very good.
The frequency range of the radio module has been significantly increased. It is now stretched from 1.4 to 20 Megahertz. This step allows you to implement IP telephony and voice messaging capabilities on one device. And in general, communication promises to become even cheaper, even more accessible.
Unfortunately, old phones (these are models manufactured before 2016) do not support this option. We'll have to update the device. While not everything works stably when switching in 3G, 4G networks. In the future, this problem will definitely be resolved.
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LTE and 4G are one and the same. However, when buying a smartphone, it is worth considering that different operators have different 4G frequencies. And the phone may not fully support the operator's network.
If you buy a RosTest phone, there will be no problems. If you buy a phone abroad, you should familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the device before buying. And ask the operator if he supports the specified frequencies.
LTE is one of the 4th generation (4G) communication standard. Those. It is impossible to synonymize this concept, 4G has a much wider coverage. The same WiMAX is formally also 4G.