On Deployment and Timing Considerations for LTE and LTE Advanced
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A well thought out migration strategy needs to be in place for deployment including spectrum considerations, plans to address capacity constraints/demands, implications with respect to handling new services including Voice/VoIP, QoE (Quality of Experience) issues as well as key business impacts. With the standardization of LTE Advanced, a legitimate question being posed by operators who are considering a launch is around timing, should they start with LTE or launch with LTE Advanced? Two perspectives are provided; one that of an MNO (Mobile Network Operator) who has an existing 3G network and the other, a fixed line operator who is looking to leverage existing assets for wireless play.