LTE: What is it?
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Today in the era of the Internet users the most important thing is the speed of information transmission.If before a man could be content with tens of megabytes per second, but now the information transmission standards repeatedly increased.In this regard, LTE standard was created.Consider what is this technology and what are the objectives of its creation.
What is LTE
LTE (4g) - a high-speed data transfer standard, which operates in various modifications (eg, FDD).The literal translation means "Long-term development."This standard has become possible to transfer data on a large scale, opening a lot of opportunities not only to users, but also to the manufacturers of various kinds of content.
The goal of LTE
Obviously, the main goal of creating LTE standard was to increase the speed of information transmission, but this standard provides not only the possibility of high-speed data exchange, but also has a wide range of services.LTE standard, also known as 4G standard, ie, the fourth generation, characterized by a high data transfer rate - 42 Mbit / s.This value is so far the maximum average data rate of 20-25 Mbit / s, but the third generation standard, this rate does not exceed 3 Mbit / s.
Standard LTE is also characterized by short response times, allowing operators to reduce the cost of data transfer services.This includes two main differences from the 4G 3G: speed increases, and the cost for data transmission decreases.Thus, the LTE standard enables the user to freely watch videos without waiting podgruzki, so even with the huge amount of data exchange.
LTE standard can be used in modern smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and older, as well as in the Galaxy series smartphones from Samsung, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and older.Also in their smartphones and tablets are going to use the LTE standard, companies such as Huawei, HTC and others.In Russia, the LTE standard is only beginning to its spread, in comparison with Europe and the US the Russian market in this area is still far behind, however, operators such as MTS and Megafon have successfully carried out the spread of modems that operate in LTE-networks.Great strides in this case made the company Yota: modems operating in the LTE-networks are now most in demand in the country.One of the first smart phone that has gained the ability to work in the LTE-networks become HTC Velocity.For Russia, this model has not yet emerged.
LTE in Russia: prospects
Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation is interested in the spread of LTE-networks, but not more than 20 million people at the moment are just plans, and they include providing LTE-only networks by 2018.
big problem in the spread of LTE-networks is the vastness of Russian territory, and many sparsely populated regions, and hence their purchasing power is quite low.Construction of the network for the dissemination of the LTE standard requires considerable expenses.In addition, Russian mobile operators have only recently gained access to the work at the respective frequencies, and LTE-smartphones and tablets is now the world's producers are still not adapted to the operation in the Russian Federation.
First of all, the spread of 4G standard will take place in major cities, however, and this should leave a lot of time.In this regard it should be noted the main drawback of LTE networks: due to the low coverage area to connect to it at this point right now is not reasonable.If you still want to connect to the LTE-networks in the near future, then the choice is not to stop the purchase of smartphones and tablets that support the network data, and special devices - modems, which operate in the LTE-networks.At the moment, the most popular models of modems operating in 4G networks are models from the company Yota, Beeline, Megafon, Skylink and MTC.
should also talk about mobile providers who work in the LTE-networks.Their choice for users is often a stumbling block, because at the moment none of the LTE-network provider is not able to ensure the stable operation due to the aforementioned reasons.For example, a provider that operates in both Mezon LTE-networks and provides coverage in WIMAX.However, the racing speed in the network, despite the wide coverage, extremely high, and the problem is not so much the provider, but in the absence of a large coverage area for the LTE-networks.Moreover, this problem concerns not only Russia but also the CIS countries and Eastern Europe.
LTE and price
Despite the fact that the cost of data transmission in LTE is much lower than in the third-generation networks, many retailers are set pretty high price for the device, which work in new generation networks.This is due not only to the fact that the manufacturer establishing 4g module seeks to recoup the costs that exceed installation 3g, and speculative demand.
So now we can say that LTE - the technology of the future, which has its own perspective, but requires active development.With its growth and development, it will become more accessible to users.
Despite this, many smartphone users already tend to replace their devices to those who work in LTE.Including iPhone.We recommend to read the article on this subject whether to buy iPhone.