Whether you're looking for a new smartphone or following mobile device trends, you've probably heard about 4G and LTE.
LTE stands for
but what does it mean exactly?
A wireless communication standard for high-speed data transmission, LTE is the fastest wireless network for smartphones and mobile devices.
What is LTE?
LTE's high-level network architecture consists of 3 main components.
User Equipment (UE)
UE is identical to UMTS and GSM equipment i.e., Mobile Equipment (ME). ME is comprised of 3 key components; Mobile Termination (MT), Terminal Equipment (TE), and UICC.
Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN)
It handles radio communication between mobiles & evolved packet cores. It is made up of one component, an evolved base station called eNodeB or eNB.
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