Advance LTE Requirements

July 6, 2009 | LteWorld - In 2008 3GPP held two workshops on IMT Advanced, where the “Requirements for Further Advancements for E-UTRA” were gathered. The resulting Technical Report 36.913 is now published.

General requirements for Advanced E-UTRA and Advanced E-UTRAN states that Advanced E-UTRA and Advanced E-UTRAN shall be an evolution of Release 8 E-UTRA and E-UTRAN. Further, Advanced E-UTRA and Advanced E-UTRAN shall meet or exceed IMT-Advanced requirements.

As per requirements Advanced E-UTRA should support significantly increased instantaneous peak data rates. At a minimum, Advanced E-UTRA should support the key feature of IMT-Advanced which is stated in the Circular Letter from the ITU-R as "enhanced peak data rates to support advanced services and applications (100 Mbit/s for high and 1 Gbit/s for low mobility were established as targets for research)". The system should target a downlink peak data rate of 1 Gbps and an uplink peak data rate of 500 Mbps.

The overall C-Plane/U-Plane latency shall be significantly decreased compared to EPS Rel-8.

Over all 36.913 specifies a number of more requirments in the areas of  System performance, Deployment, E-UTRAN architecture and migration.

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