LTE

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AcronymDefinition
LTELong Term Evolution (3GPP 4G technology)
LTELess Than or Equal (mathematics)
LTELetter to the Editor
LTELong-Term Exposure (various applications)
LTELong-Term Extension
LTELimited Time Event
LTELong-Term Effect
LTELiquid Tension Experiment (band)
LTELong Term Evaluation (wireless communications)
LTELocal Thermodynamic Equilibrium
LTELink to E-Mail
LTELoad Time Expression Error
LTELong Term Evolution
LTELondon Tests of English (language examinations)
LTELifetime Earnings
LTELine Terminating Equipment
LTELimited Term Employee
LTELine Terminal Equipment
LTELoss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (rotary wing aircraft)
LTELocal Tax Effort (Missouri)
LTELow Temperature Electronics
LTELung Thromboembolism
LTELink Terminating Equipment (SONET)
LTELine Terminating Entity
LTELaunch To Eject
LTELibrary Technology Educator
LTELow Thrust Engine
LTELocal Transport and Erection (contracts)
LTELine Trunk Equipment (Nortel)
LTELocal Thermodynamic Emissions
LTELightpath-Transponder Edge
LTELast Test Event
LTELimited Technical Evaluation
LTELimited Technical Experiment
LTELow-Tide Elevation
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Rocks that are visible at high tide generate a territorial sea while low-tide elevations fully submerged in high water offer, at most, a 500-meter safety zone.
Where a low-tide elevation is wholly situated at a distance exceeding the breadth of the territorial sea from the mainland or an island, it has no territorial sea of its own.
So even if you have expanded the area in terms of land reclamation, the fact that before land reclamation there's a low-tide elevation and therefore, a low-tide elevation does not generate maritime entitlement in terms of territorial sea or exclusive economic zone, it will remain as is," UNCLOS said.
Second, that none of the Spratly features are islands entitled to a 200 nautical mile (nm) exclusive economic zone (EEZ); they are either rocks, entitled only to a 12 nm territorial sea, or low-tide elevations with no associated maritime zones.
It also argued that features used by China as basis to generate its claims "are either rocks or low-tide elevations, which at best can only generate up to 12 nautical miles of maritime entitlements," according to Manila's filings with the tribunal.
A key component of China's strategy in the South China Sea is the dredging of low-tide elevations to make small islands, including in areas that, as China's deputy foreign minister for Asian affairs, Liu Zhenmin, recently acknowledged, "are far from the Chinese mainland.
The Palace official said Professor Philippe Sands argued that Mischief Reef, Second Thomas Shoal, Subi Reef, Mckennan Reef and Gaven Reef are all low-tide elevations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and as such, are not entitled to its own territorial sea, exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or continental shelf.
With regard to low-tide elevations (LTEs), that is, features that are submerged at high-tide but uncovered at low-tide, the Tribunal noted that, in keeping with Article 13(2), an LTE generates no territorial sea of its own except where it falls wholly or partially within the breadth of a territorial sea generated by an above high-tide feature or the mainland.
The panel meanwhile ruled that Zamora (Subi) Reef, Hughes Reef (no local name indicated), Panganiban (Mischief) Reef, the Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, and the Recto (Reed) Bank were 'submerged at high tide in their natural condition,' hence low-tide elevations that do not generate any maritime entitlement.
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