4G no longer includes WiMax and LTE
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Oct 2010, 00:02
According to the ITU-R standards board, WiMax and LTE do not meet their definition for 4G (fourth generation) networks; the board says carriers will have to offer either LTE-Advanced or WirelessMAN-Advanced, operating at 100Mbps to qualify...
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1. RAN (unregistered) posted on 26 Oct 2010, 00:28 0 0
Why is this news? WiMAX and LTE were NEVER 4G. ITUR didn't just say they weren't. 802.16m and LTE Advanced are the 2nd gen versions of WiMAX and LTE respectively. And those were submitted to be candidates for 4G, which they were just granted. WiMAX (802.16e) and LTE were never submitted because they never had the speed, weren't designed for it, and was never 4G. The only ppl who claimed they were were the carriers. ITUR never deemed them 4G.