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A Field Measurement Approach for LTE (4G) Wireless Networks Performance Monitoring

Nascimento, J. F. ; Vieira, P. ; Vieira, M.

A Field Measurement Approach for LTE (4G) Wireless Networks Performance Monitoring, Proc Ibero-American Congress on Sensors - IBERSENSOR , Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, October, 2012.

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Abstract
This paper presents a structured approach for 4G (LTE) wireless networks performance monitoring, using field measurements. This is achieved using specific equipment with multiple sensoring capabilities, which enables full layer LTE data capture. A measurement campaign in partnership with a Portuguese mobile operator was produced, which focused on areas where a LTE pilot network has been implemented. The proposed approach allowed to validate LTE's performance targets, set by 3GPP. The obtained performance results are rather promising, foreseeing a strong kick-off for 4G LTE based wireless networks.