Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a technical standard for wireless broadband communication that is used in data terminals and mobile devices.

Key Points

  • LTE increases the speed and capacity of wireless data networks using new digital signal processing techniques and modulation.
  • Commonly called 4G- LTE, it was first proposed by the Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo in 2004 and was first made available for public use in Norway and Sweden in 2009.
  • The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) developed the LTE standard. 3GPP is a team of organizations that develops protocols for mobile telecommunications.

Ericsson Mobility Report 2020

  • As per the ‘Ericsson Mobility Report 2020’, India would surpass 350 million 5G subscriptions by 2026. This will account for 27% of all mobile subscriptions in the country. This is also equal to 60% of the global population. 5G is the 5th generation standard for broadband mobile networks.
  • The report has also projected that long-term evolution technology (LTE) subscriptions in India would increase to 820 million in 2026 from 710 million in 2020.
  • As per the report, over 1 million people will access 5G technology by the end of 2020, and 4 out of 10 mobile subscriptions will be 5G in the year 2026.
  • However, particularly in India, 4G subscriptions will dominate in 2026 also and will account for 63% of the subscriptions.
  • As per the report, due to COVID-19 and work-from-home of people, the average traffic per smartphone user has increased to 15.7GB per month in 2020 as compared to 13.5GB per month in the year 2019. The average traffic per smartphone is further projected to increase close to 37GB per month by the year 2026.


It is a multinational telecommunications and networking company headquartered in Stockholm, Switzerland. The company was founded in the year 1876.

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