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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Lakhani: IMT-2020 is an ITU term for the next step after IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced which covered 3G and 4G respectively.
Mobile subscribers will enjoy the benefits of increased mobile broadband Internet speeds in 2016 when the operators begin to provide services based on IMT-Advanced technology.
1) And to facilitate worldwide compatibility, LTE-A meets the requirements of the International Telecommunications Union's IMT-Advanced (where IMT stands for International Mobile Telecommunications) standard.
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Point-point fixed wireless and broadcasting services coexistence with IMT-Advanced System.
Third, LTE-Advanced shall meet or exceed the IMT-Advanced requirements within the ITU-R time plan.
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.
IMT-Advanced system was previously entitled as "systems beyond IMT-2000".
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.