1. Introduction

  1. SeungJune Yi,
  2. SungDuck Chun,
  3. YoungDae Lee,
  4. SungJun Park and
  5. SungHoon Jung

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch1

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

How to Cite

Yi, S., Chun, S., Lee, Y., Park, S. and Jung, S. (2012) Introduction, in Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch1

Author Information

  1. LG Electronics, South Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118188538

Online ISBN: 9781118188545



  • 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP);
  • EDGE;
  • general packet radio service (GPRS);
  • global system for mobile communications (GSM);
  • long term evolution (LTE);
  • organization partners (OPs);
  • system architecture evolution (SAE);
  • UE capability signaling;
  • Universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS)


This introductory chapter discusses 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) that has its roots in the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). The 3GPP is an entity comprising multiple organization partners (OPs) around the world. The 3GPP develops a globally adopted standard of wireless communication. 3GPP systems, Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), GSM, general packet radio service (GPRS)/ enhanced data rates for GSM evolution (EDGE) and long term evolution (LTE) are wireless communication systems whose specifications are developed and managed by the 3GPP. The major requirements of the LTE system are low latency, high capacity, spectral efficiency, mobility support, and coverage. This chapter analyzes the architectures of system architecture evolution (SAE) and the LTE. It lists a limited set of UE categories to reduce the complexity of UE capability signaling.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

3G mobile communication; fifth generation systems; GSM; long term evolution; packet radio networks