Source: PC World
When the first LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks and devices are launched next year, users can expect to see a download speed of about 20 Mbps, according to Motorola and ZTE.
On the show floor at ITU World, ZTE and Fujitsu are showing upcoming modems that support download speeds of up to 100 Mbps (bits per second) and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps when connected to an LTE network, according to their respective spec sheets.
But no user will ever see those kinds of speeds. The real-world bandwidth will instead be about 20 Mbps when downloading data and 5 Mbps when uploading data, according to Xiaodong Zhu, CTO at ZTE in Western Europe. Those numbers are seconded by Stephane Daeuble, senior manager at Motorola LTE Global Marketing.