LTE performance study
Raza, Syed Numan
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Long Term Evolution (LTE) has been designed with new architecture and features to meet user’s high data rates demand for a longer term in the future. 3rd Generation Part-nership Project (3GPP) has set the goals and targets for LTE with better performance and data rates close to fixed networks. In this thesis outdoor measurements have been conducted in three different environ-ments macro/rural, urban and suburban. This thesis study has been done with single user measurements and performance analysis scenario. The idea of measurements was to analyze LTE performance in three different types of environments. Performance analysis has been done using few key performance indicators and parameters including RSRP, RS SNR, MAC downlink throughput, timing advance and CQI. Vendor/operator specific key performance indicators and parameters were unknown. The results and analysis of this thesis give an idea about LTE performance in three dif-ferent outdoor environments. The output of this thesis study can be beneficial in under-standing LTE behavior and performance in different environments, which can be further useful in planning and deployment phases for LTE.