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4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband by Johan Skold, Stefan Parkvall, Erik Dahlman

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Chapter 2

High Data Rates in Mobile Communication

As discussed in Chapter 1, one main target for the evolution of mobile communication is to provide the possibility for significantly higher end-user data rates compared to what is achievable with, for example, the first releases of the 3G standards. This includes the possibility for higher peak data rates but, as pointed out in the previous chapter, even more so the possibility for significantly higher data rates over the entire cell area, also including, for example, users at the cell edge. The initial part of this chapter will briefly discuss some of the more fundamental constraints that exist in terms of what data rates can actually be achieved in different scenarios. This will provide a background ...

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