LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is a new 4G wireless broadband standard. LTE is still in its early days, but the advantages it proposes over existing wireless mobile standards like 3G, WiMAX and GSM making an interesting enhancement if not replacement for these.
LTE gives peak download rates of 100 Mbps and half that amount for upload. It also offers an improvement on latency. One of the most interesting things about LTE is that it is capable of working on new technology. This will give it a high penetrating power, higher than that of 3G, WiMAX and Wi-Fi, which all suffer from restricted hardware deployment.
LTE uses radio waves, unlike 3G and WiMAX, which use microwaves. This is what causes it to work on existing hardware. This will also cause LTE networks to have better penetration in remote areas and to have greater coverage span.