LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced to be accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced

By Telecom Lead Team: ITU
has determined that LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced should be accorded
the official designation of IMT-Advanced.

IMT-Advanced systems include new capabilities that go
beyond IMT-2000, widely deployed since 2000 and referred to as 3G mobile
technologies. ITU has specified the standards for IMT-Advanced, the
next-generation global wireless broadband communications that provide access to
a wide range of packet-based telecommunication services supported by mobile and
fixed networks.

IMT-Advanced marks a huge leap forward in
state-of-the-art technologies, which will make the present day smart phone feel
like an old dial up Internet connection. Access to the Internet, streaming
videos and data transfers anytime, anywhere will be better than most desktop
connections today,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré.

IMT-Advanced would be like putting a fibre optic
broadband connection on your mobile phone, making your phone at least 100 times
faster than today’s 3G smart phones. But it’s not only about speed; it’s about
efficiency. IMT-Advanced will use radio-frequency spectrum much more
efficiently making higher data transfers possible on lesser bandwidth. This
will enable mobile networks to face the dramatic increase in data traffic that
is expected in the coming years,” said François Rancy, director of ITU’s
Radiocommunication Bureau.

IMT-Advanced systems support low to high mobility applications
and a wide range of data rates in accordance with user and service demands in
multiple user environments. IMT-Advanced also has capabilities for high quality
multimedia applications within a wide range of services and platforms,
providing a significant improvement in performance and quality of service.

Over the last 25 years, ITU has developed the IMT
framework of standards for mobile telephony and continues to lead international
efforts involving governments and industry players to produce the next-generation
standards for global mobile communications.

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