4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124199859, 9780124199972

4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband

2nd Edition

Authors: Erik Dahlman Stefan Parkvall Johan Skold
eBook ISBN: 9780124199972
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124199859
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th October 2013
Page Count: 544
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This book focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release-11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system.  Detailed explanations are given for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance.

Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. Their role and use in the context of mobile broadband access in general is explained, giving both a high-level overview and more detailed step-by-step explanations.  

This book is a must-have resource for engineers and other professionals in the telecommunications industry, working with cellular or wireless broadband technologies, giving an understanding of how to utilize the new technology in order to stay ahead of the competition.

New to this edition: 

    • In-depth description of CoMP and enhanced multi-antenna transmission including new reference-signal structures and feedback mechanisms
    • Detailed description of the support for heterogeneous deployments provided by the latest 3GPP release
    • Detailed description of new enhanced downlink control-channel structure (EPDDCH)

    • New RF configurations including operation in non-contiguous spectrum, multi-bands base stations and new frequency bands
    • Overview of 5G as a set of well-integrated radio-access technologies, including support for higher frequency bands and flexible spectrum management, massive antenna configurations, and ultra-dense deployments

Key Features

  • Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP Release-11
  • Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments, and CoMP, including Inter-site coordination
  • Overview of current status of LTE release 12 including further enhancements of local-area, CoMP and multi-antenna transmission, Machine-type-communication, Device-to-device communication


R&D engineers in the mobile and wireless industry, consultants, university researchers and graduate students

Table of Contents



Abbreviations and Acronyms

Chapter 1. Background of LTE


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Evolution of mobile systems before LTE

1.3 ITU activities

1.4 Drivers for LTE and LTE-Advanced

1.5 Standardization of LTE

Chapter 2. High Data Rates in Mobile Communication


2.1 High data rates: fundamental constraints

2.2 Higher data rates within a limited bandwidth: higher-order modulation

2.3 Wider bandwidth including multi-carrier transmission

Chapter 3. OFDM Transmission


3.1 Basic principles of OFDM

3.2 OFDM demodulation

3.3 OFDM implementation using IFFT/FFT processing

3.4 Cyclic-prefix insertion

3.5 Frequency-domain model of OFDM transmission

3.6 Channel estimation and reference symbols

3.7 Frequency diversity with OFDM: importance of channel coding

3.8 Selection of basic OFDM parameters

3.9 Variations in instantaneous transmission power

3.10 OFDM as a user-multiplexing and multiple-access scheme

3.11 Multi-cell broadcast/multicast transmission and OFDM

Chapter 4. Wider-Band “Single-Carrier” Transmission


4.1 Equalization against radio-channel frequency selectivity

4.2 Uplink FDMA with flexible bandwidth assignment

4.3 DFT-spread OFDM

Chapter 5. Multi-Antenna Techniques


5.1 Multi-antenna configurations

5.2 Benefits of multi-antenna techniques

5.3 Multiple receive antennas

5.4 Multiple transmit antennas

5.5 Spatial multiplexing

Chapter 6. Scheduling, Link Adaptation, and Hybrid ARQ


6.1 Link adaptation: power and rate control

6.2 Channel-dependent scheduling

6.3 Advanced retransmission schemes

6.4 Hybrid ARQ with soft combining

Chapter 7. LTE Radio Access: An Overview


7.1 Basic principles

7.2 LTE release 9

7.3 LTE release 10 and IMT-advanced

7.4 Release 11

7.5 Terminal capabilities

Chapter 8. Radio-Interface Architecture


8.1 Overall system architecture

8.2 Radio protocol architecture

8.3 Control-plane protocols

Chapter 9. Physical Transmission Resources


9.1 Overall time–frequency structure

9.2 Normal subframes and MBSFN subframes

9.3 Antenna ports

9.4 Duplex schemes

9.5 Carrier aggregation

9.6 Frequency-domain location of LTE carriers

Chapter 10. Downlink Physical-Layer Processing


10.1 Transport-channel processing

10.2 Downlink reference signals

10.3 Multi-antenna transmission

10.4 Downlink L1/L2 control signaling

Chapter 11. Uplink Physical-Layer Processing


11.1 Transport-channel processing

11.2 Uplink reference signals

11.3 Uplink multi-antenna transmission

11.4 Uplink L1/L2 control signaling

11.5 Uplink power control

11.6 Uplink timing alignment

Chapter 12. Retransmission Protocols


12.1 Hybrid ARQ with soft combining

12.2 Radio-link control

Chapter 13. Scheduling and Rate Adaptation


13.1 Downlink scheduling

13.2 Uplink scheduling

13.3 Timing of scheduling assignments/grants

13.4 Semi-persistent scheduling

13.5 Scheduling for half-duplex FDD

13.6 Discontinuous reception (DRX) and component carrier deactivation

13.7 Channel-state information

Chapter 14. Access Procedures


14.1 Acquisition and cell search

14.2 System information

14.3 Random access

14.4 Paging

Chapter 15. Multi-Point Coordination and Transmission


15.1 Release-8 inter-cell interference coordination

15.2 Releases-10/11 multi-point coordination/transmission

Chapter 16. Heterogeneous Deployments


16.1 Interference scenarios in heterogeneous deployments

16.2 Heterogeneous deployments using rel-8 functionality

16.3 Frequency-domain partitioning

16.4 Time-domain partitioning

16.5 Shared cell

16.6 Closed subscriber groups

Chapter 17. Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services


17.1 Architecture

17.2 Overall channel structure and physical-layer processing

17.3 Scheduling of MBMS services

Chapter 18. Relaying


18.1 Relays in LTE

18.2 Overall architecture

18.3 Backhaul design for inband relaying

Chapter 19. Spectrum and RF Characteristics


19.1 Spectrum for LTE

19.2 Flexible spectrum use

19.3 Flexible channel bandwidth operation

19.4 Carrier aggregation for LTE

19.5 Operation in non-contiguous spectrum

19.6 Multi-standard radio base stations

19.7 Overview of RF requirements for LTE

19.8 Output power level requirements

19.9 Transmitted signal quality

19.10 Unwanted emissions requirements

19.11 Sensitivity and dynamic range

19.12 Receiver susceptibility to interfering signals

19.13 Multi-band-capable base stations

19.14 RF requirements for relays

Chapter 20. Performance


20.1 Performance assessment

20.2 Performance in terms of peak data rates and latency

20.3 Performance evaluation of LTE-advanced

20.4 Conclusion

Chapter 21. Future Radio Access—Final Thoughts


21.1 Continued LTE evolution beyond release 11

21.2 New radio access

21.3 Final thoughts




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About the Author

Erik Dahlman

Erik Dahlman works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden

Stefan Parkvall

Stefan Parkvall works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden

Johan Skold

Johan Skold works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden


"A complete description of the LTE-Advanced radio access is provided from the bottom up. The topics include high data rates in mobile communication, multi-antenna techniques, radio-interface architecture, downlink physical-layer processing, multi-point coordination and transmission, spectrum and radio frequency characteristics, and performance."--ProtoView.com, February 2014

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