What is the difference between LTE and 4G?

ComparloCategory: TechnologyWhat is the difference between LTE and 4G?
Samer Salah asked 3 years ago

{“lhsI”:”LTE”,”rhsI”:”4G”}

1 Answers
Karim MRabie answered 3 years ago

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