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LTE: What does mean by in-band and out-band relaying ?

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LTE: What does mean by in-band and out-band relaying ?
posted Dec 14, 2013 by Harshita

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With respect to the relay node’s usage of spectrum, its operation can be divided into inband and outband types.

Inband: An LTE relay node is said to be "Inband" if the link between the base station and the relay node are on the same carrier frequency as the link between the LTE relay node and the user equipment, UE, i.e. the BS-RN link and the BS-UE link are on the same carrier frequency.

Outband: For Outband LTE relay nodes, RNs, the BS-RN link operates of a different carrier frequency to that of the RN-UE link.

answer Dec 22, 2013 by Luv Kumar
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For efficient heterogeneous network planning, 3GPP LTE-Advanced has introduced concept of Relay Nodes (RNs). The Relay Nodes are low power eNodeBs that provide enhanced coverage and capacity at cell edges. One of the main benefits of relaying is to provide extended LTE coverage in targeted areas at low cost.

The Relay Node is connected to the Donor eNB (DeNB) via radio interface, Un, a modified version of E-UTRAN air interface Uu. Donor eNB also srves its own UE as usual, in addition to sharing its radio resources for Relay Nodes.

answer Dec 16, 2013 by Giri Prasad
But what is the meaning of in-band or out-band relaying??
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