LTE-A Access, Core, and Protocol Architecture for D2D Communication

  • Dimitris Tsolkas
  • Eirini Liotou
  • Nikos Passas
  • Lazaros Merakos
Chapter

Abstract

Considering the benefits arisen due to the proximity gain and the plethora of potential applications in modern mobile cellular networks, device-to-device (D2D) communications have currently drawn the interest of academia and standardization bodies. This chapter focuses on the Long Term Evolution—Advanced (LTE-A) system, and deals with open challenges in access, core, and protocol architecture that need investigation prior the adoption of the D2D communications. More specifically, this chapter provides a comprehensive literature review on coexistence issues between D2D and cellular communications, while describes the main D2D scenarios and architectures considered in current efforts for integrating D2D communications in LTE networks. Moving one step further, enhancements at the LTE-A access network are proposed, targeting at enabling centrally-controlled D2D transmissions inside an LTE-A cell.

Keywords

Device-to-device ProSe communications Direct transmissions LTE-A ProSe architecture D2D enhanced access network 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Tsolkas
    • 1
  • Eirini Liotou
    • 1
  • Nikos Passas
    • 1
  • Lazaros Merakos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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