Chapter 25. Future evolution

This book has described the evolution of 3G mobile systems from WCDMA to HSPA and its continued evolution, and finally the 3G Long-Term Evolution. The overview of the technologies used for 3G evolution in Part II of the book served as a foundation for the detailed discussion and explanation of the evolution steps taken for both HSPA and LTE, and for the future evolution steps being planned. The enhancements introduced enable higher peak data rates, improved system performance, and other enhanced capabilities. The resulting performance was also presented in Chapter 23 and it was shown that the targets set up by 3GPP for LTE are met.

It was also demonstrated that many of the enhancing technologies applied are the same ...

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