http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/4g-defined-wimax-and-lte-dont-qualify-683If someone is trying to sell you 4G wireless these days, don't believe them.
The truth is, neither WiMax nor LTE (Long-Term Evolution) qualify as 4G (fourth-generation) technologies, according to the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R). On Thursday, the group announced it had finished its assessment of submissions for the 4G standard, also called IMT-Advanced. Based on that group's decision, to really be selling 4G, carriers will have to get going with one of two future technologies, called LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced. The latter, also known as IEEE 802.16m, will form the basis of WiMax Release 2.
At last, the "We offer 4G today!" hoodwinking of consumers can now stop.