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4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, 2nd Edition by Johan Skold, Stefan Parkvall, Erik Dahlman

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Chapter 7

LTE Radio Access

An Overview

Abstract

Referring back to the previous chapters, this chapter provides an overview of the most important technology aspects of LTE, including the transmission scheme, the scheduling functionality, the retransmission mechanisms, interference handling, and spectrum flexibility. It also covers the basic principles for the additional technology components introduced in LTE releases 10 and 11, including carrier aggregation, relaying functionality, and multi-point coordination and transmission.

Keywords

LTE; LTE-Advanced; spectrum flexibility; inter-cell interference coordination; carrier aggregation; relaying; multi-point coordination

The work on LTE was initiated in late 2004 with the overall aim of providing ...

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