LTE Advanced introduces multiple enhancements such as carrier aggregation and MIMO enhancements, but bringing the network closer to the user by adding small cells brings the next leap in performance. LTE Advanced provides a much larger performance leap when adaptive interference management is applied to heterogeneous networks: range expansion increases the utilization of small cells to further increase the capacity, provide better macro network offload, and provide much higher data rates to all users. It is not just about adding small cells—it is about doing it smarter with adaptive resource partitioning and advanced receiver devices.
Publish Date: 27 févr. 2012