Spectrum Aggregation: Overview and Challenges

Provided by: Macrothink Institute
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
Spectrum aggregation has recently received much attention due to the quick increasing of services. This technique makes it possible for multiple spectrum bands to be utilized by the same user in order to satisfy the large bandwidth demand of the service and achieve better performance. This paper provides an overview on spectrum aggregation. The research progresses on spectrum aggregation for LTE-Advanced and dynamic spectrum access are briefly described respectively. Finally, some research challenges for protocols and algorithms are addressed for future studies.

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