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Release 13 ‘LTE-Advanced Pro’ - 4.5G Accelerates Path to 5G.

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Report Summary:

3GPP Release 13 has been standardized as 'LTE-Advanced Pro', although the Industry is referring to it as 4.5G.
What are major enhancements of 4.5G?
What benefits will 4.5G bring to Mobile Operators and Subscribers ?
How will 4.5G impact the development of 5G?

This report aims to answer these questions.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary  3

1. LTE-Advanced Pro brings Cellular Systems into 4.5G Era  4

1.1  Enhancements for Better Experience  4

1.2  Support for More Use Cases  7

1.3  Further Enhancements Support 4.5G Development 8

2. Will LTE-Advanced Pro Slow Down or Accelerate the Path to 5G?  11

2.1  Mobile Industry is warmly embracing 4.5G   11

2.2  Implications for 5G Service Use Cases  13

2.3  Spectrum Options for 4.5G and 5G   16

3. Conclusion  18

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