LTE technology is 4G

LTE technology is used in cellular communications and offers a number of advantages over its predecessors and which caters for many different fields of application. With an extensive LTE portfolio LANCOM Systems offers ideal solutions for use in business environments. Applications include the provision of high-performance standard Internet access or a secure, high-speed backup connection.

LTE is the fourth-generation cellular standard

LTE technology, short for Long Term Evolution, is the new generation of cellular wireless communications and builds on the GSM/UMTS cellular standards. The term 4G is often used since this is the fourth-generation cellular standard. GSM is the second-generation (2G) and UMTS the third-generation (3G) standard. The LTE release 8 was developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) organization and was adopted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2009. LTE provides theoretical transfer rates of up to 300 Mbps downstream and 75 Mbps upstream. The predecessors are limited to a theoretical maximum of 84 Mbps downstream and 22 Mbps upstream (HSPA+). However, it should be noted that a network cell is shared by multiple participants and thus the difference between theoretical and actual transfer rates can differ greatly.

LTE application scenarios

The high speeds and low latencies make LTE technology a viable alternative to wired Internet access. This makes this LTE technology particularly interesting for companies that do not have access to broadband Internet. Similarly, LTE technology also provides a high-performance backup connection for scenarios where high-availability and high throughput rates are important, particularly where there is an interest in having an alternative means for maintaining data communications.

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