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Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Networks by Ekram Hossain, Zhu Han, Dusit Niyato, Lingyang Song

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12  Network-controlled D2D over LTE/LTE-A

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This chapter mainly introduces the motivation and requirement for using D2D communications over Long Term Evolution (LTE)/LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). The agreed working scenarios and working assumptions are discussed and also the methods for link- and system-level performance evaluation are provided.

12.1  D2D communications in LTE-A networks

Now that more and more new multimedia-rich services are becoming available to mobile users, there is an ever-increasing demand for higher-data-rate wireless access. As a consequence, new wireless technologies such as LTE have been introduced. These technologies are capable ...

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