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LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX: Towards IMT-Advanced Networks

Book Description

A concise introduction to IMT-Advanced Systems, including LTE-Advanced and WiMAX

There exists a strong demand for fully extending emerging Internet services, including collaborative applications and social networking, to the mobile and wireless domain. Delivering such services can be possible only through realizing broadband in the wireless. Two candidate technologies are currently competing in fulfilling the requirements for wireless broadband networks, WiMAX and LTE. At the moment, LTE and its future evolution LTE-Advanced are already gaining ground in terms of vendor and operator support. Whilst both technologies share certain attributes (utilizing Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) in downlink, accommodating smart antennas and full support for IP-switching, for example), they differ in others (including uplink technology, scheduling, frame structure and mobility support). Beyond technological merits, factors such as deployment readiness, ecosystem maturity and migration feasibility come to light when comparing the aptitude of the two technologies.

LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX: Towards IMT-Advanced Networks provides a concise, no-nonsense introduction to the two technologies, covering both interface and networking considerations. More critically, the book gives a multi-faceted comparison, carefully analyzing and distinguishing the characteristics of each technology and spanning both technical and economic merits. A "big picture" understanding of the market strategies and forecasts is also offered.

  • Discusses and critically evaluates LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX (Legacy and Advanced)

  • Gives an overview of the principles and advances of each enabling technology

  • Offers a feature-by-feature comparison between the candidate technologies

  • Includes information which appeals to both industry practitioners and academics

  • Provides an up-to-date report on market and industry status

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. About the Authors
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. List of Abbreviations
  10. 1: Introduction
    1. Evolution of Wireless Networks
    2. Why IMT-Advanced
    3. The ITU-R Requirements for IMT-Advanced Networks
    4. IMT-Advanced Networks
    5. Book Overview
    6. References
  11. 2: Enabling Technologies for IMT-Advanced Networks
    1. Multicarrier Modulation and Multiple Access
    2. Multiuser Diversity and Scheduling
    3. Adaptive Coding and Modulation
    4. Frequency Reuse
    5. Wideband Transmissions
    6. Multiple Antenna Techniques
    7. Relaying
    8. Femtocells
    9. Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Transmission
    10. Power Management
    11. Inter-Technology Handovers
    12. References
  12. Part One: WiMAX
    1. 3: WiMAX Networks
      1. IEEE 802.16-2009
      2. IEEE 802.16m
      3. Summary of Functionalities
    2. 4: Frame Structure, Addressing and Identification
      1. Frame Structure in IEEE 802.16-2009
      2. Frame Structure in IEEE 802.16j
      3. Frame Structure in IEEE 802.16m
      4. Addressing and Connections Identification
    3. 5: Network Entry, Initialization and Ranging
      1. Network Entry in IEEE 802.16-2009
      2. Network Entry in IEEE 802.16j-2009
      3. Network Entry in IEEE 802.16m
    4. 6: Quality of Service and Bandwidth Reservation
      1. QoS in IEEE 802.16-2009
      2. Quality of Service in IEEE 802.16j
      3. QoS in IEEE 802.16m
    5. 7: Mobility Management
      1. Mobility Management in IEEE 802.16-2009
      2. Mobility Management in IEEE 802.16j-2009
      3. Mobility Management in IEEE 802.16m
    6. 8: Security
      1. Security in IEEE 802.16-2009
      2. Security in IEEE 802.16j-2009
      3. Security in IEEE 802.16m
  13. Part Two: LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks
    1. 9: Overview of LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks
      1. Overview of LTE Networks
      2. Overview of Part II
      3. References
    2. 10: Frame-Structure and Node Identification
      1. Frame-Structure in LTE
      2. Frame-Structure in LTE-Advanced
      3. LTE Identification, Naming and Addressing
    3. 11: UE States and State Transitions
      1. Overview of a UE's State Transitions
      2. IDLE Processes
      3. Acquiring System Information
      4. Connection Establishment and Control
      5. Mapping between AS and NAS States
    4. 12: Quality of Service and Bandwidth Reservation
      1. QoS Performance Measures
      2. Classification
      3. Signaling for Bandwidth Requests and Grants
      4. Bandwidth Allocation and Traffic Handling
      5. QoS in LTE-Advanced
    5. 13: Mobility Management
      1. Overview
      2. Drivers and Limitations for Mobility Control
      3. Mobility Management and UE States
      4. Considerations for Inter RAT Mobility
      5. CSG and Hybrid HeNB Cells
      6. Mobility Management Signaling
    6. 14: Security
      1. Design Rationale
      2. LTE Security Architecture
      3. EPS Key Hierarchy
      4. State Transitions and Mobility
      5. Procedures between UE and EPC Elements
  14. Part Three: Comparison
    1. 15: A Requirements Comparison
      1. Evolution of the IMT-Advanced Standards
      2. Comparing Spectral Efficiency
      3. Comparing Relay Adoption
      4. Comparing Network Architectures
    2. 16: Coexistence and Inter-Technology Handovers
      1. Intersystem Interference
      2. Inter-Technology Access
      3. References
    3. 17: Supporting Quality of Service
      1. Scheduling in WiMAX
      2. Scheduling in LTE and LTE-Advanced
      3. Quantitative Comparison between LTE and WiMAX
      4. References
    4. 18: The Market View
      1. Towards 4G Networks
      2. IMT-Advanced Market Outlook
      3. The Road Ahead
      4. References
    5. 19: The Road Ahead
      1. Network Capacity
      2. Access Heterogeneity
      3. Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum
      4. Network Intelligence
      5. Access Network Architecture
      6. Radio Resource Management
      7. Green Wireless Access
      8. References
  15. Index