Chapter 2

High Data Rates in Mobile Communication


One of the main targets for LTE is to provide significantly higher end-user data rates than previous systems. This chapter discusses some of the more fundamental constraints that exist in terms of what data rates can be achieved in different situations, followed by a discussion on means to increase the achievable data rates in different mobile-communication scenarios.


Shannon limit; higher-order modulation; MIMO; wider bandwidth; multicarrier transmission

As discussed in Chapter 1, one main target for the evolution of mobile communication is to provide the possibility for significantly higher end-user data rates compared to what is achievable with, for example, the first releases ...

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