Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Motivation for LTE

LTE (both radio and core network evolution) is now available on the market. Release 8 was frozen in December 2008 and this has been the basis for the first wave of LTE equipment. LTE specifications are very stable, with the added benefit of enhancements having been introduced in all subsequent 3GPP Releases.

The motivation for LTE

  •     Need to ensure the continuity of competitiveness of the 3G system for the future
  •     User demand for higher data rates and quality of service
  •     Packet Switch optimised system
  •     Continued demand for cost reduction (CAPEX and OPEX)
  •     Low complexity
  •     Avoid unnecessary fragmentation of technologies for paired and unpaired band operation