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EPC and 4G Packet Networks, 2nd Edition by Catherine Mulligan, Magnus Olsson

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Chapter 3

EPS Deployment Scenarios and Operator Cases

Deployment of an EPS network architecture is naturally coupled to an operator’s plan to offer new or enhanced services to users, be they corporate users or private consumers. Since most services and applications would be supported also over third-generation packet data access technologies like HSPA, the primary motivation for an LTE investment is the enhanced characteristics – for the individual end-user service in terms of higher data rates and lower delay, as well as for the overall network capacity – and to enable a converged service offering based on IP technology over time.

As spectrum suitable for LTE becomes available either through opening up new frequency bands or through refarming ...

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