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3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), is the latest standard in the mobile network technology tree that produced the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSxPA network technologies. It is a project of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), operating under a name trademarked by one of the associations within the partnership , the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the latest step in moving forward from the cellular 3G services ( e.g. GSM to UMTS to HSPA to LTE or CDMA to LTE). LTE is based on standards developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). LTE may also be referred more formally as Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN). Even though 3GPP created standards for GSM/UMTS family, the LTE standards are completely new, with exceptions where it made sense. The following are the main objectives for LTE.
LTE networks are intended to bridge the functional data exchange gap between very high data rate fixed wireless Local Area Networks (LAN) and very high mobility cellular networks.