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LTE : How many MBSFN areas can be served by a cell ?

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LTE : How many MBSFN areas can be served by a cell ?
posted Jul 29, 2015 by Vikram Singh

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Not have much knowledge over MBMS but can answer this question.
One cell can support maximum of 8 MCCH channels and one MCCH corresponds to one MBSFN area.

Please correct me if my understanding is not correct.
Thanks in advance.

answer Aug 1, 2015 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
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I have very limited insight in mutlimedia multicast/broadcast services. An article says one LTE cell can have maximum of 8 MCCH channels and each MCCH configuration corresponds to configuration of one MBSFN area.
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