LTE-Unlicensed – or licensed assisted access (LTE-LAA), as it is more officially known – has been the topic of intense industry interest since it was proposed by Qualcomm in 2013.
LTE-LAA offers the promise of expanding the range of spectrum options a mobile operator can harness in order to meet the rising data demands of its users. The constraints of deploying LTE in higher unlicensed frequency bands with strict power limitations imply an ideal match between LTE-LAA and small cells.
This paper describes the key synergies between small cells and LTE-LAA.
This white paper was originally published on Small Cell Forum