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International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced (IMT-Advanced) is a standard and system created by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for the creation, operation and management of next generation mobile networks and Internet communications. It provides higher quality mobile data and communication services than its predecessor. IMT-Advanced is largely incorporated.
IMT-Advanced is also known as 4G network.
IMT-Advanced proposes the operation of an entire communication network on an IP-based, packet switched network mechanism. It includes support for all mobile, fixed, Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) personal and other major network types. IMT-Advanced is geared toward providing high-speed connectivity to fixed and moving clients with speeds from 100 Mbits to one Gbps, respectively. It also includes global support, connectivity and roaming services for mobile devices/users; seamless delivery of high quality multimedia applications and backward support and compatibility.
As of 2012, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) and WiMAX were the technologies proposed for IMT-Advanced implementation.