Reducing the Modem Complexity and Achieving Deep Coverage in LTE for Machine-Type Communications

@article{Saxena2016ReducingTM,
  title={Reducing the Modem Complexity and Achieving Deep Coverage in LTE for Machine-Type Communications},
  author={Vidit Saxena and Johan Bergman and Yufei W. Blankenship and Anders Wall{\'e}n and Hazhir Shokri-Razaghi},
  journal={2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)},
  year={2016},
  pages={1-7}
}
The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the focal points in the evolution of cellular networks, and has motivated the introduction of several features that facilitate Machine-Type Communications (MTC) in LTE networks. These features serve the MTC goals of reduced User Equipment (UE) modem cost and complexity, Coverage Enhancement (CE) to support UEs in remote radio locations, and an improved battery lifetime. In this paper, we discuss the features specified in LTE Release 12 and… 
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