Date Added: Sep 2009
Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) a group of telecommunication associations working towards the development and maintenance of a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) including evolved radio access technologies, has started working on Long-Term Evolution advanced (LTE-Advanced) in order to achieve the requirements of next generation technology. The key goals for this evolution are increased data rate, improved spectrum efficiency, improved coverage and reduced latency. The end results of these goals are significantly improving service provisioning and reduction of operator costs for different traffic scenarios. The requirements for LTE-Advanced are agreed and the radio interface techniques are currently under discussion.