IMT-Advanced

IMT-Advanced

(International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced) ITU standards for fourth-generation (4G) wireless phones. The two proposed IMT-Advanced technologies are LTE Advanced and WiMAX 2. The goals of IMT-Advanced are peak user data rates of 1 Gbps for stationary users and 100 Mbps for mobile users.

4G Moniker OK for Existing Networks
In late 2010, the ITU stated that the 4G designation could be applied to LTE, WiMAX and HSPA+ technologies since they delivered much higher speeds than 3G. See IMT-2000, cellular generations, LTE and WiMAX.
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LTE-Advanced CA enables high-speed data rates that meet the goals mandated by IMT-Advanced (as specified by the International Telecommunication Union) while maintaining backward compatibility with 3GPP Release 8 and 9.
The focus here is the latest version of the network protocol, LTE release 11, also called LTE-Advanced, which is the major technology approved by the ITU as fulfilling the IMT-Advanced requirements.
Network generation standards are set by the International Telecommunications Union, having finalized the standards for 4G technology under the IMT-Advanced designation in 2012.
The first sets the stage for the next generation of mobile devices, establishing standards for IMT-Advanced technology, which uses the radio-frequency spectrum more efficiently to deliver data much faster than current 3G and 4G standards.
Coming prior to ITU's World Radiocommunication Conference in 2012, and the upcoming ITU-R detailed specifications on IMT-Advanced 4G technologies, expected in early 2012, this workshop also provides an ideal opportunity for Chinese communication industry stakeholders and global partners to discuss TD-LTE as a candidate technology of IMT-advanced 4G standard.
The International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency, has adopted LTE-Advanced and WiMax-derived WirelessMAN-Advanced standards for its IMT-Advanced program to define future mobile networks.
In October 2010, LTE-Advanced was accepted by the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) as a technology compliant with the requirements of IMT-Advanced.
3GPP concept will address the IMT-Advanced through a version of LTE called LTE-Advanced, a project which has been researched since 2009 and is expected to end in 2011.
Conducted between 2004 and 2007, the project's main objective was to develop a radio interface proposal that fulfils the requirements of Systems Beyond 3G and IMT-Advanced in preparation for the international standardization process.
The IMT-Advanced is a follow-on effort of the Third Generation Wireless (3G) project, which led to spectrum auctions and systems relocation.
LTE Advanced is a mobile communication standard, formally submitted as a candidate 4G system to ITU-T in late 2009, was approved into ITU, International Telecommunications Union, IMT-Advanced and was finalized by 3GPP in March 2011.