Long-Term Evolution comes from the abbreviation of the word meaning Long-Term Evolution.
Simply put, it is a term used as another name for 4G speed, İn other words, we can call it High Speed Internet.
LTE technology is actually a type of 4G. Although there is false information in many places that these two technologies are the same, these technologies are never the same.
4G technology offers faster wireless connection and user experience than LTE. Since LTE technology is not a real speed standard, the connection speed is thought to be in the range of 20 Mbps (Theoretical speed) provided by 3G and 100 Mbps (Theoretical speed) provided by 4G.
LTE-Advanced system is a technology based on 4G LTE system. Although some operators try to launch this system as 4.25G or 4.5G, LTE-Advanced is a 4G system. The difference between LTE-Advanced and LTE is that 300/450 Mbps speeds can be achieved by combining multiple separate carriers.
In 2004, NTT DoCoMo company announced the first LTE technology connected to 4G in Japan. On August 17, 2009, the first 4G test was made between Boston and Seattle, USA, via Verizon, one of the world's leading communication companies.
During the test, images, file downloads and uploads, internet browsing, audio transfer, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and LTE were tried over 4G. It took 2014 for the service to spread throughout the United States.
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