Today’s 4G Isn’t Actually 4G – Gizmodo: It’s just ‘marketing’ noise; the real thing awaits

One major group that decides such matters is the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, which has a set of standards known as IMT-Advanced for 4G. “The fact is that there are no IMT-Advanced—or 4G—systems available or deployed at this stage,” says an ITU spokesman. The pseudo 4G networks are “pretty good,” writes Buchanan, but they’ll look “downright pokey” when the real thing arrives.