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Can a Relay Node Support eMBMS?

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Can a Relay Node Support eMBMS?
posted Aug 19, 2015 by anonymous

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Relay node is introduced in LTE-advanced. Relay node has less transmission power as compare to macro eNodeBs . But the relay node can be deployed with the macro eNodeBs to provide enhanced coverage and capacity at the cell level.

In case of MBMS services, there is a term MBSFN area. All the cells/eNodeBs belong to a MBSFN Area are timely synchronized. When all the eNodeBs or a subset of eNodeBs transmit same data at the location (frequency) and time. Even at the cell edge , there is no impact on data quality receives by an UE. From this understanding, I don't think so relay node need to be deployed.

answer Aug 19, 2015 by Alok
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