What is LTE - let's analyze today in our article. Digital technology does not stand still, almost every year, and even month developers please with new revolutionary standards of communication and improved gadgets. On the pages of our portal we have already told you about some interesting things, innovations and intricate terms. Today we continue the series of articles on this topic.

What is LTE

This acronym stands for Long Term Evolution and stands for 4G technology. Although there is an important point - at first it was positioned as an improved version of 3G. Later on (after the product came out) it was decided to designate it as a 4G standard, since it contains a lot of improvements and speed indicators are higher. In many modern devices these two terms are indicated side by side.

You may ask, what are its advantages as compared to the 3-rd generation? We'll repeat it again, but let us remind you: a higher upload ∕ download speed, a lower response delay, an increased range of mobile services, different methods of signal transmission, functioning on any frequencies, as a result - a lower cost of connection.

 What does a user need to work in the LTE network? To fully use the standard, the following things are necessary:
  • Smartphone ∕ tablet with LTE support + SIM-card with it;
  • Network with this coverage (check with the mobile operator);
  • Internet settings on the gadget.

What is VoLTE in the phone

Many users of portable gadgets wonder why they need VoLTE. The full name is Voice over LTE, which translates to "voice over LTE". Let us explain - the option facilitates the transmission of not only traffic, but also voice over LTE networks. With its help you can simultaneously use the Internet and make free calls (if you have unlimited of course). Its use saves battery power - so in general the function is definitely good.

The technology was first introduced by the Singapore company SingTel back in 2014. More recently, it has become widespread - first in Asia (South Korea, China), and then in other countries, including Russia in 2016.

To fully use VoLTE to communicate, you need not only a smartphone that supports this function (for both subscribers), but also an operator with this network + USIM card.

Today, four mobile operators (MTS, Beeline, Megafon, Tele2) offer VoLTE-telephony services. As for the VoLTE-telephones, every year their model range is greatly expanding. Here are some of them: Samsung Galaxy and Xiaomi (almost all of them), Nokia Lumia 830, Apple iPhone 6 and above, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Honor Play, etc.

The future of such evolutionary technologies - and it will surely be rich and exciting!

Буздалов Максим Викторович
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- PhD in Technology, Associate Professor of "Computer Technologies" department, expert in the field of computer networks, more than 12 years of experience.
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