Introduction to LTE Device Testing - From Theory To Transmitter and Receiver Measurements

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is an evolution of the GSM and UMTS standards, which are also referred to as 2G and 3G standards respectively. Although LTE is marketed as a 4G standard, it does not strictly satisfy the technical requirements prescribed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The ITU requirements are, however, satisfied by LTE-A. The major goals of the LTE standard are increased network capacity and higher user data transfer speeds. Because the LTE physical layer uses bandwidth allocations that are different from the 2G and 3G standards, LTE needs a separate spectrum for its operation.