The UN Group ITU is considered to be the foremost authority on all things 3g & 4g and other wireless network what not’s, and they have come out with a report on 4g technologies thats pretty startling.
The press release states that of six technologies nominated for IMT-Advanced (the formal name for 4G) certification, only two are the winners: 802.16m WiMAX 2 –also known as WirelessMAN-Advanced –and LTE-Advanced. So this pretty much states that all the U.S carriers such as Verizon and Sprint are falsely advertising theirLTE and WiMAX being 4g claims.
I personally have become so confused with all the various reports and claims with what 4g is and is not, that I don’t know what to believe anymore, but you can decide for yourself.
ITU’s Press Release says;
Geneva, 21 October 2010
ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has completed the assessment of six candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, otherwise known as IMT-Advanced. Harmonization among these proposals has resulted in two technologies, “LTE-Advanced1″ and “WirelessMAN-Advanced2″ being accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced, qualifying them as true 4G technologies.
Read full source story and press release at Engadget.
Category: Mobile News
About the Author (Author Profile)
Co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of GizmoNinja.com.
During the day I work in graphic design and also do photography. By night I try to play with programming and code of all different types. I love the opportunity to write for the site and hope to see it grow as time goes on.