LTE Release 13 has introduced coverage enhancement (CE) mode "CE Mode B" to support MTC deployments that require medium-to-large CE, compared to the baseline LTE coverage for voice communications. In this paper, we describe the operation of CE Mode B for the supported physical data and control channels, and study the dimensioning of this mode for each of these channels.
Full paper title: On the Achievable Coverage and Uplink Capacity of Machine-Type Communications (MTC) in LTE Release 13
Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/VTCFall.2016.7881115
Vidit Saxena, Anders Wall´en, Tuomas Tirronen, Hazhir Shokri, Johan Bergman, and Yufei Blankenship
Presented in September 2016 at Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), IEEE 84th
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