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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 14

Access Procedures

Abstract

Prior to transmission of data, the terminal needs to connect to the network. This chapter describes the procedures necessary for a terminal to be able to find and identify cells to connect to (cell search), acquisition by the terminal of the necessary system information, and details on the LTE random-access mechanism, as well as the paging procedure used for the network to contact a terminal.

Keywords

cell search; system information; random access; synchronization signals; paging

The previous chapters have described the LTE uplink and downlink transmission schemes. However, prior to transmission of data, the terminal needs to connect to the network. This chapter describes the procedures necessary for a terminal ...

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