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LTE: What type of MCS is being used for MBMS data ?

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LTE: What type of MCS is being used for MBMS data ?
posted Apr 17, 2014 by Harshita

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It is mainly Operator dependent parameter, how they have implemented their MBMS services. How they have targeted the MBMS customer. It was for per user or the guaranteed service or whatever.

MCS used in MBMS

So in precise manned these are the parameters on which the MBMS will select the modulation coding scheme.

For more details i recommend you to read this published paper

answer May 6, 2014 by Hiteshwar Thakur
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