LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile communication systems are expected to be deployed from 2010 onwards as a natural evolution of Global system for mobile communications (GSM) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). They say that LTE will be the cornerstone for the 4G technology which will be implemented soon on first world countries.
The truth is, LTE haven't met the requirements for 4G also called IMT Advanced as defined by the International Telecommunication Union such as peak data rates up to 1 Gbit/s. The ITU has invited the submission of candidate Radio Interface Technologies (RITs) following their requirements as mentioned in a circular letter. So far they are finalizing the requirements for 4G to push through. Are we prepared for the coming of 4G? So far we are enjoying the fast bandwidth of HSDPA a.k.a. 3.5G, even telcos grabbed this opportunity by offering 3G anywhere USB dongles at affordable prices. Imagine that speed will peak at 1 Gbps and you have here a true wireless broadband. Heck I wont be needing my DSL anymore if that's the case.
So far no phone in the market support 4G but 2010 had just begun and cellular technology is rapidly evolving breaking the gap between communication.