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LTE-Advanced radio access enhancements: A survey

LTE-Advanced radio access enhancements: A survey

Dehghani, Mohammad, Arshad, Kamran and MacKenzie, Richard (2015) LTE-Advanced radio access enhancements: A survey. Wireless Personal Communications, 80 (3). pp. 891-921. ISSN 0929-6212 (Print), 1572-834X (Online) (doi:

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Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-Advanced) is the next step in LTE evolution and allows operators to improve network performance and service capabilities through smooth deployment of new techniques and technologies. LTE-Advanced uses some new features on top of the existing LTE standards to provide better user experience and higher throughputs. Some of the most significant features introduced in LTE-Advanced are carrier aggregation, enhancements in heterogeneous networks, coordinated multipoint transmission and reception, enhanced multiple input multiple output usage and deployment of relay nodes in the radio network. Mentioned features are mainly aimed to enhance the radio access part of the cellular networks. This survey article presents an overview of the key radio access features and functionalities of the LTE-Advanced radio access network, supported by the simulation results. We also provide a detailed review of the literature together with a very rich list of the references for each of the features. An LTE-Advanced roadmap and the latest updates and trends in LTE markets are also presented.

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Additional Information: [1] The Author's Accepted Manuscript version has been uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This is the Author’s Accepted Manuscript version of a paper published in WIRELESS PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS by Springer International Publishing on 6 September 2014. The final publication is available at Springer via [2] Acknowledgements (funding): The research leading to these results was partially derived from the University of Greenwich Research & Enterprise Investment Programme Grant under Agreement Number RAE-ES-01/14.
Uncontrolled Keywords: LTE-Advanced, carrier aggregation, MIMO, heterogeneous network, relay nodes, CoMP transmission and reception
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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