Handovers in LTE

In LTE the handover is carried out over the X2 interface. In case the X2 link is unavailable the S1 interface comes into picture for the handover. The handovers in the LTE have a new concept. Here is how the handover occurs in LTE The involved eNBs starts by agreeing …

EPS – The Network Architecture

Nodes Description Evolved UTRAN The evolved RAN for LTE consists of a single node, i.e., the eNodeB (eNB) that interfaces with the UE. ¬†The eNB hosts the PHYsical (PHY), Medium Access Control (MAC), Radio Link Control (RLC), and Packet Data Control Protocol (PDCP)¬†layers that include the functionality of user-plane header-compression …

MME Area

The MME area is the part of the network served by an MME. An MME area consists of one or several Tracking Areas. All cells served by an eNodeB are included in an MME Area. There is no one to one relationship between an MME Area and an MSC/VLR area. …