The Global Mobile Supplier’s Association (GSA) has started tracking the use of unlicensed spectrum to improve LTE throughput. It recently issued its first in a series of quarterly reports. The report can be downloaded following a registration process.
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In a November 20 FCC filing, the Wi-Fi Alliance reported on recent meetings with FCC staff on the subject of Wi-Fi/LTE-U coexistence. The Alliance says consensus was reached on the following points at its November 4 Coexistence Test Workshop:
- The LTE-U specification can be further refined to provide greater clarity, and recent updates to the specification are a good step forward
- A broader set of test scenarios than currently exists is likely necessary to test LTE-U’s fairness to Wi-Fi
- Stakeholders are committed to collaborating within Wi-Fi Alliance to develop an industry agreed test regimen for LTE-U devices
A follow-up workshop is scheduled for the week of February 8.
In LTE-U, different companies can come away with different views of the same event. We’ll see if these consensus points hold.
IEEE 802 and 3GPP are working together more on coexistence of Licensed Authorized Access (LAA) and Wi-Fi. Since November, each group has made a presentation to the other. There’s been an exchange of liaison statements, the latest on March 18 when IEEE 802 sent 3GPP two statements containing several requests and recommendations.