|Yes! HSPA+ is Now Recognized as 4G|
The ITU is a coalition that defines how wireless standards such as 3G & 4G mobile broadband technologies used by wireless carriers are marketed to consumers, has now backtracked on its earlier definitions of 4G really is. The ITU declared last month that Sprint’s WiMax, T-Mobile’s HSPA+, and Verizon’s and AT&T’s forthcoming LTE networks do not meet 4G specifications despite the carriers’ marketing pitches to consumers. It now appears that 5G will now be equal WiMax2 and LTE-Advanced next generations of today’s LTE and WiMax networks.