Chapter 20

Performance

Abstract

Performance of a mobile system is usually analyzed using computer simulations. This chapter begins with a general discussion on relevant performance measures when evaluating mobile-communication technologies. This is followed by an evaluation of the performance of the LTE radio-access technology, including evaluation of both the FDD and TDD modes of LTE. It is shown that LTE-Advanced meets and even surpasses the IMT-Advanced requirements.

Keywords

performance assessment; spectral efficiency; throughput; IMT-Advanced; LTE-Advanced

20.1 Performance assessment

Computer simulation of mobile systems is a very powerful tool to assess the system performance. The “real-life” performance can, of course, be measured and evaluated ...

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