LTE Tutorial Long-Term Evolution 

3GPP Release 13

3GPP Release 13 first release was frozen in March 2016. It was brought to reality with a quite extensive set of new functionalities as compared to LTE-Advanced. They are summarized below. LTE in unlicensed spectrum Carrier Aggregation enhancements LTE enhancements for Machine-Type Communications (MTC) Enhancements for D2D Elevation Beamforming / Full-Dimension MIMO Indoor positioning Single-cell Point-to-Multipoint…

LTE Tutorial Long-Term Evolution 

3GPP Release 14

The 3GPP RAN group has started working on the evolution of LTE  in  3GPP Release 14, targeting completion by June 2017. This release targeting improvement and new features for LTE-Advanced Pro. As short List of the new feature is given below Improvement to LTE efficiency – Downlink Multi user Superposition Transmission – Enhancements on FD-MIMO –…

LTE Tutorial Long-Term Evolution 

3GPP Release 15

In parallel to LTE evolution, Release 13 and Release 14 work already started. 3GPP Release-14 was focused mainly on 5G study items and the first phase of 5G system specification just started within 3GPP Release 15 targeted to be completed by September 2018.  3GPP Release 15 is capturing LTE enhancements features and 5G aspects and listed…