ITU says LTE & WiMAX are not true 4G, Verizon and Sprint are lying to us?

| November 3, 2010 | Reply


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.

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