Coexistence of Wi-Fi and LTE-LAA Networks: Open Issues

  • V. A. LoginovEmail author
  • A. I. LyakhovEmail author
  • E. M. KhorovEmail author

Abstract—An increase in the network capacity is a requirement for modern LTE cellular networks. A part of the RF spectrum that is available for transmission is among the most important limiting factors. Such a problem can be solved in the LTE networks using unlicensed bands that are employed in alternative (e.g., Wi-Fi) technologies with the aid of a new LTE-LAA technology. In this work, we perform a comparative analysis of the channel access procedures for unlicensed bands that are described in the Wi-Fi standard and LTE-LAA specification and discuss open problems of coexisting technologies.


wireless network coexistence LTE-LAA Wi-Fi 



This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 18-07-01223a).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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