Heading towards full European mobile broadband: Long Term Evolution (LTE) and beyond
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Mobile network operators are now preparing the fourth generation of mobile communication systems. This transformation of cellular telephone networks into wireless broadband will be based on new technology, called Long Term Evolution (LTE), developed with the support of the EU research programmes.
The past decade has radically changed our lifestyle. We have become the Internet generation, with access to instant information, new services and applications that changed our work environment and the way we spend our leisure time. In the future, people will expect the full benefits of the Internet, any time, any place, not just when they are in their home or office. LTE technology will allow truly mobile broadband connectivity to the Internet.