The Long Term Evolution wireless broadband technology which initially boasted speeds of 20-80Mbps is expanding to new markets.
The technology which benefits mostly mobile devices has been reported be different newsgroups of having mixed end results in speeds depending on the area and ISP that is used. That won’t stop the LTE tech to go live in places like Sweden, Europe and The United States throughout 2010. The 3GPP technology is a project.
What is LTE?
LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the project name of a new high performance air interface for cellular mobile communication systems. It is the last step toward the 4th generation (4G) of radio technologies designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile telephone networks. Where the current generation of mobile telecommunication networks are collectively known as 3G (for “third generation”), LTE is marketed as 4G.
The broadband technology is expected to debut in the United States later this year by Verizon. Verizon looks to introduce the new wireless broadband technology to over 25 different markets. Unfortunately, speeds won’t be as fast as those in Sweden. Verizon has already stated that the stream will hover around 5 to 12Mbps at peak performances. Markets with the most congestion will only be able to max 3 to 8Mbps instead.
With the rise of mobile computing going on, timing couldn’t have been better. With increased wireless speeds, subscribing to newsgroups on the go will be faster and easier than ever.