4G Wireless Broadband Technology - Long-term Evolution Advanced: Vulnerabilities and Solutions

Mohammed Shafiq Uddin

Abstract


The requirement for higher data speed is exponentially increasing due to the availability of smartphones at low cost, easily accessible social networking websites, and so on. Constant improvement in wireless data rate is in demand. Long-term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) also known as 4G wireless networks is the solution for wireless broadband services. The introduction of voice, data, video, and other multimedia services are targeted to LTE-A as the standard of choice for commercial networks. This would then allow complete substitution of all other cellular standards. However, communication via LTE-A has some vulnerabilities. This paper will focus on the vulnerabilities of LTE-A communication by explaining jamming and unintentional interference problems, address the coexistence issues with other services, and also discuss the mitigation options to build a broad perspective on the possible deployment of the LTE-A technology for future applications.

Aus. J. Bus. Sco S. & IT. Vol 3(2), April 2017, P 91-99


Keywords


4G Wireless Technology; Long-term Evolution-advanced Jamming; Interference; Coexistence

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