Performance of relay enhanced LTE-Advanced networks for selected suburban scenarios in emerging market environments

  title={Performance of relay enhanced LTE-Advanced networks for selected suburban scenarios in emerging market environments},
  author={Osman N. C. Yilmaz and Edward Mutafungwa and Jyri H{\"a}m{\"a}l{\"a}inen},
  journal={2012 International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS)},
The emerging Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTEA) standard promises improvements in throughput, latency, spectrum-flexibility and costs-per-bit, as well as, coverage extensions through the use of relay nodes. These features combine to make LTE mobile networks an attractive long-term solution for providing much-needed affordable broadband access in the emerging markets (e.g., Africa). The fast expanding informal suburban settlements of those countries represents one of the key areas that could… CONTINUE READING


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