14. Minimization of Driving Test (MDT)

  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.ch14

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) Minimization of Driving Test (MDT), in Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch14

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



  • log availability condition;
  • LTE;
  • minimization of driving test (MDT);
  • PLMN condition;
  • RAT condition;
  • UE;
  • universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS)


Minimization of driving test (MDT) is a standardized mechanism introduced in Release 10 to provide operators with network performance optimization tools in a cost efficient manner. This chapter presents an overview and overall description of MDT functionalities for LTE and universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS). It discusses an architectural framework for the MDT. Logged MDT is the procedure by which the UE performs logging of measurement results and reporting of the logged measurement results. By the definition of logging, the UE stores and accumulates measurement results within its memory. The logged measurement results indicate the availability to eNB if all of the following conditions are met such as log availability condition, RAT condition and PLMN condition.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

long term evolution; minimisation; telecommunications