LTE, LTE-advanced and WiMAX
Towards IMT-advanced NetworkseBook - 2012
There exists a strong demand for fully extending emergingInternet services, including collaborative applications and socialnetworking, to the mobile and wireless domain. Delivering suchservices can be possible only through realizing broadband in thewireless. Two candidate technologies are currently competing infulfilling the requirements for wireless broadband networks, WiMAXand LTE. At the moment, LTE and its future evolution LTE-Advancedare already gaining ground in terms of vendor and operator support.Whilst both technologies share certain attributes (utilizingOrthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) in downlink,accommodating smart antennas and full support for IP-switching, forexample), they differ in others (including uplink technology,scheduling, frame structure and mobility support). Beyondtechnological merits, factors such as deployment readiness,ecosystem maturity and migration feasibility come to light whencomparing the aptitude of the two technologies.
LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX: Towards IMT-AdvancedNetworks provides a concise, no-nonsense introduction to thetwo technologies, covering both interface and networkingconsiderations. More critically, the book gives a multi-facetedcomparison, carefully analyzing and distinguishing thecharacteristics of each technology and spanning both technical andeconomic merits. A "big picture" understanding of themarket 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 eachenabling technology Offers a feature-by-feature comparison between the candidatetechnologies Includes information which appeals to both industrypractitioners and academics Provides an up-to-date report on market and industrystatus