LTE Advanced is a mobile communication standard and the next step of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. They are planned improvement of the current standard. In March 2011, it was commercially standardised with bandwidth improvements, and a peak data rate of 3 Gbps for download and up to 1.5 Gbps for upload. In Asian countries, mostly in the metropolitan areas the availability of LTE-A connection is emerging.
With the technology called “carrier aggregation”, LTE-A achieves its high speeds. At the same time, it is able to send and receive data from two different frequencies and simplifies the way in which your device performs.
For LTE these high level goals led to further expectations, along with reduced latency for packets, and spectral efficiency improvements above Release 6 high speed packet access (HSPA) of three to four times in the downlink and two to three times in the uplink
These higher requirements are addressed with the addition of the following LTE-Advanced features:
- Carrier aggregation enables Wider bandwidths
- Enhanced uplink multiple access and Enhanced multiple antenna transmission (advanced MIMO techniques) enables higher efficiency
The LTE platform has dramatically improved new markets and adds functionality to improve efficiency. These are intended to mark the new term. The introduction of this new marker have confirmed the need for LTE enhancements to continue along with their distinctive development track hand in hand with the future launch for the 5G era
Keep in mind that in future LTE-A isn’t the only wireless network standard. There are also the 4GX, the XLTE and Vo-lte, which stands for Voice over LTE. By this technique users can transmit their voice over LTE network. There is no need for the use of traditional cell phone networks.