What is 4G and LTE (Long Term Evolution Advanced) ? - Explained

What is 4G and Long Term Evolution Advanced? - Explained

After introducing Long Term Evolution which is considered as 3.9G or Cellular network generation 3.9, 3GPP made enhancements and released the release version 10 in March 2011.

What is Long Term Evolution Advanced?

LTE Advanced or Long Term Evolution Advanced considered as the 4th Generation or the 4G cellular network that we use in most of the countries.

LTE Advanced uses the same frequencies which used by the LTE or long term evolution cellular networks.


LTE advanced or 4G networks powered with the below mentioned technological advancements which were proposed and researched by the telecommunication organizations in the world.

- Support for relay node base stations.
- Coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission and reception
- UE Dual TX antenna solutions for SU-MMO and diversity MIMO, commonly referred to as 2x2 MIMO
- Scalable system bandwidth exceeding 20 MHz, up to 100 MHz.
- Carrier aggregation of contiguous and non-contiguous spectrum allocations. 
- Local area optimization of air interface.
- Nomodic / Local Area network and mobility solutions.
- Flexible spectrum usage.
- Cognitive radio.
- Automatic and Autonomous network configuration and operation.
- Support of autonomous network and device test, measurement tied to network management and optimizations.
- Enhanced precoding and forward error correction.
- Inference management and suppression.
- Asymmetric bandwidth assignment for FDD.
- Hybrid OFDMA and SC-FDMA in Uplink.
- UL/DL inter eNB coordinated MIMO.
- SONs, self organization Networks methodologies.