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LTE or Long Term Evolution is a new standard set to become the dominant cellular technology around the world ahead of WiMAX, Qualcomm’s UMB and TD-SCDMA, developed specifically by China. The LTE name comes from the idea that GSM, 3GPP (W-CDMA) and 3GPP2 (CDMA2000) cellular systems will all evolve eventually to this single standard. LTE uses OFDMA modulation and treats everything as internet data, voice, video or images and carries them over thousands of parallel radio signals. LTE can be delivered using both Time Division Duplexing (TDD) or Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD). LTE is sometimes said to be 4G, sometimes not, since it is supposed to offer a total data rate of 1 Gbps in order to be called 4G, and that will not come until the upgrade LTE Advanced is finalized. First installations of LTE began during 2009 in Scandinavia and 2010 in the US and Japan, but has been delayed throughout the rest of Europe due to slow licensing of suitable spectrum and a lack of handsets.

Microsoft joins smartwatch race with LTE model

16 July, 2013

Windows giant reported to be developing wearable device with its own mobile broadband as Apple hires for 'iWatch'

AT&T boosts spectrum with Leap purchase

15 July, 2013

Regulators may resist, but giant cellco is after AWS licences and LTE users - though perhaps not the prepaid base

Russia revives notion of shared 4G network

9 July, 2013

Ministry proposes taking back LTE spectrum from four main operators, to create state-owned, wholesale system

Apple to create 150Mbps iPhone for SKT?

3 July, 2013

With next iPhone likely to arrive in September, company needs a radical update to reawaken enthusiasm

Renesas to exit LTE modem business

1 July, 2013

Japanese electronics group to close the unit it acquired from Nokia in 2010, having failed to make market impact

SKT and Samsung team on 'LTE-A' launch

26 June, 2013

Korean cellco deploys key LTE-A elements to boost coverage and speeds, and launches new services with updated Galaxy S4

Russian LTE expands amid M&A frenzy

21 June, 2013

MTS hires Ericsson to expand its 4G network while rival MegaFon looks for potential deals with Yota or Rostelecom

Vodafone confirms interest in Kabel Deutschland

13 June, 2013

Has made approach to Germany's lead cableco as it tries to build quad play services, but may have to raise its price

Accelleran aims to fill TD-LTE small cell void

29 May, 2013

European start-up launches first integrated mini-base station for public access TD-LTE networks, eyeing imminent ramp-up

UAE takes lead in sub-1GHz LTE bands

24 May, 2013

Regulator to open up 700MHz as well as 800MHz spectrum to boost coverage, setting pattern ro EMEA region