The overall architecture of the LTE radio-access network and the corresponding core network are discussed in this chapter. Following this introduction, a more detailed description of the radio-access network user-plane and control-plane protocols is provided.
LTE; EPC; SAE; radio protocol architecture; logical channels; transport channels
This chapter contains a brief overview of the overall architecture of an LTE radio-access network and the associated core network, followed by descriptions of the radio-access network user-plane and control-plane protocols.
8.1 Overall system architecture
In parallel to the work on the LTE radio-access technology in 3GPP, the overall system architecture of ...