LTE Over Copper - Potential and Limitations

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The densification of mobile networks in order to meet increased capacity demands is ongoing, needed and costly. A few papers have been published based on the insight that the fixed broadband networks offer a multitude of sites, for instance our homes, for potential small cell deployment providing backhaul capacity and power without site costs. However, in order to reach economical large-scale benefits, we explore the case when radio systems are deployed in coexistence with DSL. In this paper, we establish the feasibility of such a concept under constraints invoked by state-of-the-art and emerging systems (3GPP, VDSL2 and and make statements about the required architecture. We also point out that the enthusiasm of previously published results should be lowered a notch.


External organisations
  • Federal University of Pará
  • Ericsson AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Telecommunications


  • deployment distance., remote radio head, fronthaul, 3GPP compliance, copper pairs, LTE
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 26th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
PublisherIEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-6782-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2015 - Hong Kong, P. R. China, Hong Kong, PRC, China
Duration: 2015 Aug 302015 Sep 2
Conference number: 26th


ConferenceIEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2015
Abbreviated titlePIMRC
CityHong Kong, PRC