Radio Resource Management for E-MBMS Transmissions towards LTE

TitleRadio Resource Management for E-MBMS Transmissions towards LTE
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBouras, C, Alexiou, A, Kokkinos, V
Book TitleEvolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE
Pagination 331 - 360
PublisherAuerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group
KeywordsLTE, MBMS, Power Control

Long Term Evolution (LTE) constitutes a key standard that paves the way for the future mobile broadband landscape envisioned by 4th Generation (4G) wireless networks. Actu- ally, LTE addresses the emerging trend for the mass provision of rich multimedia services, such as Mobile TV, in a more power and spectral e±cient way than its predecessors. To this direction, the Evolved - Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (E-MBMS) frame- work is envisaged to play an instrumental role for the LTE proliferation in mobile. E-MBMS constitutes the evolutionary successor of MBMS, which was introduced in the Release 6 of Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS). MBMS is designed in order to deliver multimedia data from a single source entity to multiple destinations. However, downlink ca- pacity in such networks is limited by base station transmission power. As an aftermath, in MBMS e±cient power allocation techniques should be implemented so as to ensure the mass provision of multimedia applications to mobile users. This chapter presents several techniques and mechanisms used today for MBMS power optimization in next generation cellular networks.