|By Business Wire||
|January 7, 2013 11:11 AM EST||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qdhsss/signals_ahead) has announced the addition of the "Signals Ahead: LTE Band 7 versus LTE Band 4 - GAME ON!" report to their offering.
This report analyzes LTE Band 7 and LTE Band 4 performance characteristics. The extensive analysis, which includes in-building and outdoor test results, leveraged one of the very few networks in the world where LTE is deployed in Band 7 and Band 4 by the same operator in the same market and at virtually every single cell site with a shared antenna configuration.
In order to answer the all-important questions pertaining to a dual-band strategy, we analyzed several underlying downlink and uplink KPIs. We also correlated these KPIs to more basic performance characteristics, such as throughput.
The downlink KPIs for both the in-building and outdoor drive testing include the following:
- RSRP (average and at edge of cell)
- Downlink Path Loss (average and at edge of cell)
- 64 QAM Utilization
- Rank Indicator 2 and Rank Indicator 1 Availability
- PDSCH Throughput (average and at edge of cell)
- Number of Assigned Resource Blocks
The uplink KPIs for both the in-building and outdoor drive testing include the following:
- PUSCH Transmit Power
- Power Headroom
- PUSCH Throughput
- Number of Assigned Resource Blocks
Handover/Interoperability analysis includes the following:
- IP Layer Handover Latency - Band 7 to Band 4 and Band 4 to Band 7
- Handover Success/Failure Rate
- RSRP at Inter-band Handovers
- Cell Coverage Area
Types of Figures include the following (we also include numerous geo-plots of KPIs using Google Earth as well as the in-building mapping capabilities of the XCAL-M drive test solution):
- PDSCH and PUSCH Throughput
- 64 QAM
- Downlink Path Loss
- PUSCH Transmit Power
- Power Headroom
- DL/UL Resource Block Allocation
- RSRP versus PDSCH Throughput (average and edge of cell)
- RSRP versus PUSCH Throughput (average and edge of cell)
- Power Headroom versus PUSCH Throughput
Time Series Plots
- Uplink Resource Blocks versus PUSCH Throughput during Handovers
- RSRP versus PDSCH Throughput
- RSRP versus PUSCH Throughput
- PDSCH Throughput and Downlink RBs during a Handover
Key Topics Covered:
1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Key Conclusions and Observations
3.0 Band 4 and Band 7 Downlink and Uplink Performance Analysis - overall results
4.0 Detailed Band 7 and Band 4 Downlink Performance Analysis - including specific test scenarios
5.0 Detailed Band 4 and Band 7 Uplink Performance Analysis - specific test scenarios
6.0 Band 7 and Band 4 Interoperability and Handover Analysis
7.0 Band 7 and Band 4 In-building Performance Analysis
8.0 Test Methodology
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qdhsss/signals_ahead
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