Date Added: Aug 2012
Fourth Generation (4G) of mobile systems is now replacing the 3G and 2G families of standards. Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced network is the continuation of 3GPP-LTE (3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project) and achieved the next step towards high data rate transfers and support of all multimedia functions and requirements. One of the main solutions to improve the performance of the new wireless communication systems is by improving the protocols used over these networks such as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP). This paper investigates the comparative performance of TCP and SCTP protocols over LTE and LTE-Advanced systems.