This article compares the basic difference between 5G NR and 4G/LTE, which explains basics of and 5G NR and 4G/LTE including the definitions and working in order to derive difference between 4G/LTE and 5G NR.
The Differences between 5G NR and 4G LTE: 4G LTE stands for "Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution". So it's actually the sum of the two words. First of all, "4G" represents the fourth generation of mobile technology, which is another big step forward after 3G. 4G systems must provide the functions defined by ITU in IMT Advanced. "Long Term Evolution" or "LTE" is the industry term used to describe the specific type of 4G that provides the fastest mobile Internet experience. 4G LTE, like Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) and WiMax(IEEE 802.16), is one of several competitive 4G standards.
5G New Radio (NR) is the wireless standard that will form the basis of the next generation of mobile networks. 5G NR is part of the evolution of continuous mobile broadband to meet the 5G requirements outlined in IMT-2020, similar to the evolution of 3G and 4G wireless technologies. For the 3G and 4G connected people in the past, with the future 5G can connect everything, it means 5G NR will connect our smartphones, cars, meters, wearable devices and so on. The goal is to make wireless broadband the same as wired networks and have fiber-like performance, greatly reduced unit costs. With higher levels of latency, reliability and security, 5G NR will be expanded to effectively connect to the large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) and will provide new mission-critical services.