Random access procedures and radio access network (RAN) overload control in standard and advanced long-term evolution (LTE and LTE-A) networks

N.K. Pratas; H. Thomsen; P. Popovski    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark


This chapter describes and discusses the current long-term evolution (LTE) random access procedure and the radio access network load control solution within LTE/LTE-A. The chapter presents an overview of the several considered load control solutions and gives a detailed description of the standardized extended access class barring solution. The authors then present a brief overview of the load control solutions provided by the Enhanced Packet Core (EPC) network and how they intertwine with the extended access barring ...

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