3GPP Long Term Evolution: Architecture, Protocols and Interfaces
The evolution of wireless networks is a continuous phenomenon. Some key trends in this changing process include: reduced latency, increased performance with substantial reduction in costs, and seamless mobility. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is based on an evolved architecture that makes it a candidate of choice for next generation wireless mobile networks. This paper provides an overview of both the core and access networks of LTE. Functional details of the associated protocols and interfaces are also presented.