Chapter 17

LTE/NR Interworking and Coexistence


This chapter describe LTE/NR interworking including the different architecture options for LTE/NR dual-connectivity. Key deployment scenarios for LTE/NR dual-connectivity is also described. The chapter also describes the mechanisms for LTE/NR spectrum co-existence.


LTE/NR interworking; LTE/NR dual-connectivity; LTE/NR co-existence; single-TX operation

The initial deployment of a new generation of mobile-communication technology typically takes place in areas with high traffic density and with high demands for new service capabilities. This is then followed by a gradual further build-out that can be more or less rapid depending on the operator strategy. During this subsequent gradual ...

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