LTE (Long-Term Evolution):
The Full form of LTE is Long-Term Evolution, which refers to a fourth-generation (4G) wireless broadband that is 10 times faster than third-generation (3G). The download speeds of the 4G are between 5 and 12 Mbps and upload speeds are between 2 and 5 Mbps. This wireless standard provides increased network capacity and speed for mobiles or other devices when compared to third-generation (3G) technology.
Why LTE is called “Long-Term Evolution”:
The LTE (Long-Term Evolution) standard was described as the next step in the development and progression of mobile telecommunication that follows the generation specification of 2G and 3G. Basically, LTE is not originally recognized as the true version of 4G. The International Telecommunication (ITU) initially defines 4G as a cellular standard that has the capability of delivering data of 1Gbps to a standard user and 100 Mbps to the user within a short period.
LTE 4G vs.3G:
The essential difference between LTE 4G and 3G is network coverage speed. Where 3G is an older technology that created the first network of voice and data service that is fast enough network speed for smart phones to make practical use.
For example, before 4G technologies did not exist, the internet speed was extremely slow when compared to 3G, while Smartphone users used 3G technology for downloading internet stuff or searching websites. But 4G allowed Smartphone technology to spread its wings worldwide.
One of the surveys says, 66% of mobile users have 4G LTE in Jan.2022. The LTE is a successful cellular standard worldwide, with 6.6 billion subscriptions connected to two-thirds of mobile users, according to the Global mobile supplier Association (GSA). 4G is pretty good everywhere now, but when you place 3G technology on your mobile you will surely experience the call problem and slower internet access.