Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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| Editors: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Xiaodong Lin, Kuan Zhang

Key Technologies in 4G/LTE Network

  • Chengyu Wu
  • Weiqiang Xu
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_86-1

Synonyms

Definition

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies, commonly known as 3.9G, that is, the version from HSPA transition to 4G. 4G is the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology. In March 2008, the International Telecommunications Union-Radio communications sector (ITU-R) specified a set of requirements for 4G standards, named the International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced (IMT-Advanced) specification, setting peak speed requirements for 4G service at 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) for high mobility communication and 1 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) for low-mobility communication (ITU-R 2008).

Historical Background

Currently, 4G/LTE is good enough for most mobile users and will be there for some time ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G). To understand the qualities of 4G/LTE, it is essential to review the...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hsiao-hwa Chen

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