LTE Advanced Vs LTE Advanced Pro-Difference between LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro

This page compares LTE Advanced Vs LTE Advanced Pro and mentions difference between LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro.


• LTE has been introduced in 2012 in order to provide high data rate mobile broadband connection. It has been introduced to provide 10 times faster datarate compare to 3G.
• LTE provides 100 Mbps.
• LTE has been specified in 3GPP Rel.8
• LTE supports carrier bandwidth of 20 MHz
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LTE Advanced

• LTE Advanced is enhancement to LTE with data rate increase to factor of 10.
• It supports carrier aggregation and higher order MIMO techniques.
• It supports data rate of 1 Gbps in downlink (From eNB to UE) and 500 Mbps in uplink direction (From UE to eNB).
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LTE Advanced Pro

• It is enhanced version of LTE Advanced to support higher data rate beyond 3 Gbps.
• It supports increased Bandwidth, increased efficiency and improved latency.
• It makes use of both licensed (400 MHz to 3.8 GHz) and unlicensed (5GHz) spectrum to support upto 32 carriers of 20MHz each.
• It is backward compatible with existing LTE and LTE Advanced devices.
• It makes use of spectrum more efficiently by increasing number of antenna paths as well as multi beam approach. It serves single radio cell with 16 to 64 antenna paths.
• It grows network capacity to about 200% without any additional spectrum or base stations.
• Increased battery life about 10 times than LTE.

Applications of LTE Advanced Pro

Typical applications of LTE advanced pro include following:
• It can be used for mission critical public safety communications
• It provides cost effective connectivity for IoT (Internet of Things)
• It can be closely integrated with 5G which paves the way for programmable world

Following is the tabular difference between LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro.

Specifications LTE Advanced LTE Advanced Pro
3GPP Standard Release 3GPP Release 10, 11, 12 3GPP Release 13 and beyond
Total carrier Bandwidth 100 MHz, 5 carriers of 20MHz each 640 MHz, aggregates upto 32 carriers each of 20MHz bandwidth
Data rate 1Gbps More than 3 Gbps
Latency 10 ms less than 2ms


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