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  • 4G Americas / 4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: 3GPP Release 11 & Release 12 and Beyond / February 2014 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................................................... 1

    1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................ 4

    2 GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS, MILESTONES AND STANDARDIZATION ............................................. 6

    2.1 Mobile Data Growth Forecasts and Trends .............................................................................................. 9

    2.2 Wireless Data Revenue.............................................................................................................................. 10

    2.3 Mobile Broadband Devices ........................................................................................................................ 14

    2.4 Mobile Broadband Applications ................................................................................................................ 18

    2.5 Mobile Broadband Deployments and Spectrum ..................................................................................... 22

    2.6 Milestones From Release 99 to Release 12: UMTS/Evolved HSPA (HSPA+) and LTE/EPC/LTE-Advanced 25

    2.6.1 HSPA and HSPA+ Progress Timeline ................................................................................................. 25

    2.6.2 LTE and LTE-Advanced Progress Timeline ....................................................................................... 28

    2.7 3GPP Release 12 Standardization ........................................................................................................... 33

    3 STATUS OF 3GPP RELEASE 11: LTE-ADVANCED AND HSPA+ ENHANCEMENTS ....................... 35

    3.1 LTE-Advanced Enhancements ................................................................................................................. 35

    3.1.1 Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Transmission and Reception ............................................................... 35

    3.1.2 Carrier Aggregation (CA) Enhancements ............................................................................................... 38

    3.1.3 Further Heterogeneous Networks Enhancements (FeICIC) .................................................................. 42

    3.1.4 Enhanced Physical Downlink Physical Control Channel (EPDCCH) .................................................... 43

    3.1.5 Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) Service Continuity and Location Information 45

    3.1.6 Further Self-Optimizing Network (SON) Enhancements .................................................................. 45

    3.1.7 Signaling and Procedure for Interference Avoidance for In-Device Coexistence ......................... 51

    3.1.8 Machine Type Communications (MTC)............................................................................................... 52

    3.1.9 Further Home NodeB and eNodeB Enhancements .......................................................................... 53

    3.2 HSPA+ Enhancements .............................................................................................................................. 55

    3.2.1 Downlink (DL) Enhancements .............................................................................................................. 55

    3.2.2 Uplink (UL) Enhancements ................................................................................................................... 59

    3.2.3 Cell_FACH Improvements .................................................................................................................... 60

    3.2.4 Machine Type Communications (MTC)............................................................................................... 61

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    3.3 Network and Services Related Enhancements ...................................................................................... 61

    3.3.1 Machine Type Communications (MTC)............................................................................................... 61

    3.3.2 Network Provided Location Information for IMS (Netloc) ................................................................. 67

    3.3.3 Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) ..................................................................................... 69

    3.3.4 QoS Control Based on Subscriber Spending Limits (QoS_SSL) .................................................... 72

    3.3.5 Multimedia Emergency Services (MMES) .......................................................................................... 75

    3.3.6 Interworking with Wi-Fi Enhancements ............................................................................................... 76

    3.3.7 Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) Enhancements ................................................................ 76

    3.3.8 UICC Inside Handsets Enabling Femtocell ........................................................................................ 77

    3.3.9 Lawful Interception Enhancements ...................................................................................................... 78

    3.4 Release Independent Features ................................................................................................................. 78

    4 PROGRESS OF 3GPP RELEASE 12: LTE-ADVANCED AND HSPA+ ENHANCEMENTS ................. 80

    4.1 LTE-Advanced Enhancements ................................................................................................................. 80

    4.1.1 Downlink (DL) Enhancements .............................................................................................................. 81

    4.1.2 Small Cell Enhancements ..................................................................................................................... 83

    4.1.3 Femto Enhancements ............................................................................................................................ 89

    4.1.4 Machine Type Communications (MTC)............................................................................................... 91

    4.1.5 Proximity Services (ProSe) ................................................................................................................... 93

    4.1.6 User Equipment (UE) Enhancements ................................................................................................. 94

    4.1.7 Self-Optimizing Network (SON) Enhancements ................................................................................ 95

    4.1.8 Heterogeneous Networks Mobility ....................................................................................................... 95

    4.1.9 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) Enhancements .................................................. 96

    4.1.10 Local Internet Protocol Access/Selected Internet Protocol Traffic Offload (LIPA/SIPTO) Enhancements . 98

    4.1.11 Enhanced IMT-Advanced (eIMTA) ...................................................................................................... 99

    4.1.12 Frequency Division Duplex-Time Division Duplex (FDD-TDD) Carrier Aggregation.................. 101

    4.2 HSPA+ Enhancements ............................................................................................................................ 102

    4.2.1 Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) Heterogeneous Networks .................... 102

    4.2.2 Scalable UMTS FDD Bandwidth ........................................................................................................ 108

    4.2.3 Further EUL Enhancements ............................................................................................................... 112

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    4.2.4 HNB Emergency Warning Area for Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) ..... 116

    4.2.5 Further Enhancements for HNB Mobility .......................................................................................... 116

    4.2.6 HNB Positioning for UTRA .................................................................................................................. 117

    4.2.7 Machine Type Communications (MTC)............................................................................................. 117

    4.2.8 Dedicated Channel (DCH) Enhancements ....................................................................................... 118

    4.3 Network And Services Related Enhancements .................................................................................... 120

    4.3.1 Machine Type Communications (MTC)............................................................................................. 120

    4.3.2 Public Safety ......................................................................................................................................... 122

    4.3.3 Wi-Fi Integration ................................................................................................................................... 129

    4.3.4 Core Network Overload ...........................................................................................................