What Is the Difference in Carrier Speed Between 4G and 4G LTE?


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On average, the difference in carrier speed between 4G and 4G LTE is about 2 megabits per second. Each has a range of download data speeds, but the top speed of the 4G LTE network is 4 megabits per second faster than the top speed of the 4G network.

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Although different wireless carriers use different technologies, there is a standard for speed. The term "4G" stands for "Fourth Generation." This network can download data between 3 and 8 megabits per second. The term "4G LTE" stands for "Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution" and has download speeds between 5 and 12 megabits per second.

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