LTE (Long-Term Evolution) also known as 4G LTE is a standard for wireless data communications technology and an evolution of the GSM/UMTS standards. The goal of LTE was to increase the capacity and speed of wireless data networks using new DSP (digital signal processing) techniques and modulations that were developed around the turn of the millennium. A further goal was the redesign and simplification of the network architecture to an IP-based system with significantly reduced transfer latency compared to the 3G architecture.
LTE networks are getting more and more into our lives, allowing to have instant browsing, video streaming without delays and you high speed downloading.
Sony Mobile currently has eight phones globally that supports LTE frequencies.
- Xperia ion (LT28i)
- Xperia TL (LT30at) – AT&T in the US
- Xperia T (LT30a)
- Xperia V (LT25i)
- Xperia SX (SO-05D) – NTT DoCoMo in Japan
- Xperia AX (SO-01E) – NTT DoCoMo in Japan
- Xperia Z (C6603)
- Xperia ZL (C6503, C6506)
Each device has a particular range of LTE bands, with corresponding regions that support the service. Read on to get the full list of LTE-enabled smartphones, supported bands, and the available countries where you can use LTE.
The LTE standard can be used with many different frequency bands. The deployment is increasing rapidly among the world. As of today 700, 850, , 1900 and 1700/2100 MHz bands are used in North America. South America uses 700, 1700/2100 and 2600 MHz. 800, 900, 1800, 2600 MHz bands are used in Europe. You’ll find the 850, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2600 MHz bands used in Asia. And Australia uses 1800 MHz.