International Mobile Telecommunications -Advanced ( IMT -Advanced short ) is the future wireless standard for fourth generation (4G).

The members of the International Telecommunication Union ( ITU) have reached an agreement in early 2012 at a preparatory meeting for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 in Geneva at the upcoming IMT -Advanced standard. The existing IMT-2000 standard is to be extended with IMT -Advanced duly. With the new mobile radio standard minimum requirements for emerging mobile technologies are summarized and updated.

The successor of Long Term Evolution ( LTE) is s reach data transfer speeds of up to 100 Mbit / for mobile use and up to 1 Gbit / s stationary use. So that future mobile phones will process data much faster than today's 3G mobile phones.