7. Overview of LTE and LTE-Advanced New Features

  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.ch7

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) Overview of LTE and LTE-Advanced New Features, in Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch7

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



  • carrier aggregation (CA);
  • enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC);
  • home eNB (HeNB);
  • LTE;
  • machine type communication (MTC);
  • minimization of drive test (MDT);
  • public warning system (PWS);
  • relay;
  • voice over LTE (VoLTE)


The first specification release for LTE was Release 8, and the focus in the early stage of standardization of the Release 8 specification was the completion of basic functionality. After that, new features for improvement are added in Release 8 and Release 9 until the end of 2009. In essence, the LTE-Advanced system is a system that is backward- compatible with the LTE system and that meets the performance requirement of the ITU for a 4G wireless system. The specification for Release 10 was completed in the second quarter of 2010. This chapter provides a brief overview of new features of LTE and LTE-Advanced. It also explains features of the LTE such as voice over LTE (VoLTE), home eNB (HeNB), public warning system (PWS), multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS), carrier aggregation (CA), relay, minimization of drive test (MDT), enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC), and machine type communication (MTC).

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

aggregation; alarm systems; Home evolved nodeB° access network; long term evolution; relays