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#197925 18-Jun-2016 12:57
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I always thought LTE = 4G, but some providers in the Philippines are differentiating between the two. I am now involved with a project in the Philippines and need to get my head around this. Can someone enlighten me please?


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  #1576197 18-Jun-2016 13:12
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They are the same. Anything else is marketing speak.




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  #1576210 18-Jun-2016 14:08
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4G basically means it's the 4th generation of cellular phone technology. This 4th generation is called LTE (long term evolution)




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  #1576212 18-Jun-2016 14:14
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MichaelNZ:

 

I always thought LTE = 4G, but some providers in the Philippines are differentiating between the two. I am now involved with a project in the Philippines and need to get my head around this. Can someone enlighten me please?

 

 

Some telcos call HSPA+ -> "4G".

 

They lie. ;-)  





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  #1576214 18-Jun-2016 14:24
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Thanks for the responses people. Based on the replies here and in another forum I asked this question, it seems pretty well established by "4G" they mean HSPA+.

 

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  #1576219 18-Jun-2016 14:46
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MichaelNZ:

Thanks for the responses people. Based on the replies here and in another forum I asked this question, it seems pretty well established by "4G" they mean HSPA+.


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HSPA+ is not 4G





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  #1576223 18-Jun-2016 15:00
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coffeebaron:
MichaelNZ:

 

Thanks for the responses people. Based on the replies here and in another forum I asked this question, it seems pretty well established by "4G" they mean HSPA+

 

Please close this thread.

 


HSPA+ is not 4G

 

Correct - hence my suggestion is all marketing speak. In the USA they had HSPA+ branded as 4G when we had LTE here running before they could get their stuff together.

 

Telcos are known to use confusion as marketing...





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  #1576233 18-Jun-2016 15:53
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coffeebaron:
MichaelNZ:

 

Thanks for the responses people. Based on the replies here and in another forum I asked this question, it seems pretty well established by "4G" they mean HSPA+.

 

 

 

Please close this thread.

 


HSPA+ is not 4G

 

It is if your telco says it is and that's what you order. You're in their world. You speak their lingo. 

 

Out here...in geekworld....we know it isn't 4G.....but in there? It's 4G.





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  #1576238 18-Jun-2016 16:11
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Back in my telco days we used to refer to xG as being a set of features (and supporting standards). LTE is a technology used to implement one of those stanards.

I have always understood the primary requirement for 4G was for it to be IP based and the two supporting technologies being LTE Advanced and 802.16m bothing having been submitted to the ITU.







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  #1576381 18-Jun-2016 22:30
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LTE is a radio protocol that can be considered fourth generation.

 

4g is a generic term that can apply to a wireless connection, usually but not always cellular, which performs typically above 20mbits

 

So you can see "4g speeds" as a marketing term, where as LTE is a technology that delivers 4g speeds.





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4G is only a marketing term. So is 3G.

In New Zealand, 4G is used by Telcos to refer to the Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile technology.

In some other countries, 4G can apply to some UMTS enhancements. This happens mostly in America.

It is perfectly valid to call HSPA+ "4G". Sure it's not the technology most people associate with the term, but if you're a marketer you can do whatever boneheaded thing you want.

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  #1576583 19-Jun-2016 15:35
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coffeebaron: HSPA+ is not 4G


Yes it is. Telcos can apply this marketing term to whatever technology they please. There is no standard that says a mobile network advertised as 4G must be an LTE based one.

(I agree, it's stupid and not what almost anyone associates with the term.)

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