Difference between LTE and 5G

Published on 08-May-2023

The world of wireless communication has witnessed a rapid evolution in recent years. The introduction of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology brought about a significant improvement in data transfer speeds and network reliability. However, with the advent of the fifth-generation (5G) wireless network, the world is set to experience a revolutionary change in mobile communication

Difference between LTE and 5G




Definition 4G network technology standard Next-generation mobile network standard
Speed Maximum download speed of up to 1 Gbps Maximum download speed of up to 20 Gbps
Latency 10-50 milliseconds 1-10 milliseconds
Network Architecture Flat network architecture Cloud-native network architecture
Spectrum Uses licensed spectrum Uses licensed and unlicensed spectrum
Frequency Bands Limited number of frequency bands Large number of frequency bands
Efficiency Efficient for high-speed data Efficient for both high-speed data and low-power IoT devices
Capacity Limited capacity for large-scale IoT High capacity for large-scale IoT
Security Supports secure communication protocols Enhanced security and privacy protocols
Deployment Widely deployed worldwide Still in early stages of deploymen

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