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LTE (Releases and features) - 2

Releases and features [Under LTE]

Before we take dip into HSPA+/LTE, let us take quick look at release wise features. Find below a quick (and an imcomplete) list of features, year/release/technology wise. For more and precise details, refer 3gpp page.

Click on year to check the year in mobile wireless timelines.

GSM UMTS LTE
2000 _
-R99 » EDGE/EGPRS (GERAN)
» MMS
» UMTS begins
» UTRAN
» MMS
» LCS
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2001 _
-R4 » Bearer independent CS CN » Bearer independent CS CN
» Inter-working with GERAN
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2002 _
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-R5 » GERAN enhancements for streaming, UTRAN interface etc.
» GTT
» IP transport in UTRAN
» HSDPA (AMC, HARQ)
» Wideband AMR
» IMS (MME)
» GTT
2003 _
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2004 _
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-R6 » MBMS
» WLAN inter-working
» Multiple TBF
» MBMS
» WLAN inter-working
» FDD enhanced uplink (HSUPA)
2005 _
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2006 _
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-R7 » SIGTRAN in GERAN » HSPA Evolution
» MIMO
» Improved L2 support for high data rates
» CPC (Continuous Packet Connectivity)
2007 _
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2008 _
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-R8 » SAE (System Architecture Evolution) » SAE (System Architecture Evolution) » LTE begins
» E-UTRAN with EPC (Evolved Packet Core)
» 64QAM with MIMO
2009 _
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-R9 » Dual-Cell HSUPA » MBMS
» LCS
2010 _
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2011 _
-R10 » MIMO
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References: 3G Evolution: HSPA and LTE by Dahlman, Parkvall, Sköld, and Beming, LTE - From Theory to Practice, Edited by Sesia, Toufik, and Baker, UMTS by Sanchez and Thioune, and Release feature documents at 3gpp.

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