International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology (IJLTET)
The overall objective for LTE is to provide an extremely high performance radio-access technology that offers full vehicular speed mobility and that can readily coexist with HSPA and earlier networks. OFDM/OFDMA technology is introduced for the LTE downlink, supporting very high data rates of up to 300Mbps while Single-Carrier FDMA (SCFDMA) is used in the uplink with data rates of 80Mbps possible. Additionally, LTE supports operation both in paired and unpaired spectrum (FDD and TDD) using channel bandwidths of approximately 1.4MHz up to 20MHz. The frequency domain scheduling can be done in OFDMA.