Overview of enabling technologies for 3GPP LTE-advanced

Thien-Toan Tran, Yoan Shin, Oh-Soon Shin
2012 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking  
As the long term evolution (LTE) standard comes to an end, 3rd Generation Partnership Project is discussing further evolution of the LTE to meet the international mobile telecommunications advanced requirements, which is referred to as LTE-Advanced (LTE release 10 and beyond). This article first presents the network infrastructure of the LTE-Advanced, and then provides an in-depth overview of enabling technologies from the physical layer aspects, including carrier aggregation, advanced
more » ... , advanced multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) techniques, wireless relays, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC), and coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission/reception. In particular, we describe concept and principle of each technology and elaborate important technical details. Moreover, we discuss promising study items of the LTE-Advanced for further enhancement.
doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-54 fatcat:fdevb5ssxrdgpivjwvtxxrskqi