Speeds of up to 100 Mbit / s in download should be achievable. LTE is the successor technology of the current mobile Internet format of UMTS and HSDPA. This is the acronym LTE for Lon-term evolution. This technology is a maximum download rate of 300 MB / s possible and an upload rate of up to 75 MB / s. Some first test was already achieved a speed of up to 75 Mbit / s in download. Thus, this technology also for mobile entertainment, such as mobile TV or video conferencing is of on the go can be used. The frequencies to be used for the LTE cellular network has sold the Federal Network Agency through an auction to the LTE vendors (4 mobile service provider in Germany).
Scoring it a revenue of EUR 4.4 billion. There are currently four LTE providers T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and E-Plus with pilot tests. Also they are already working hard on the development of the LTE network. Deutsche Telekom alone want it until the end of the year around 500 places is white spots, who have no connection to the Have broadband Internet access, provide with the LTE technology. Because up to the nationwide availability of LTE, but still at least two to three years will pass, currently also the UMTS flat rate is up to date, with downloading a maximum speed can be achieved of up to 7.2 Mbit/s.
In some cities, however a speed of up to 14.4 Mbit / s is possible. So the networks for UMTS and HSDPA are currently expanded still further. One reason for this is that a transition to LTE technology poses no problem to a later date by simple modifications and renewals of the antenna systems. A new construction of the transmitters is, then no longer needed.