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Pitfalls of Carrier Aggregation


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A pretty nice article by Sue Marek on the pitfalls and lessons of Carrier Aggregation:

 

http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/lte-advanced-carrier-aggregations-pitfalls-are-few-and-far-between/2014-06-11

 

The main points are that carrier aggregation eats up battery life (I say no more or less than contiguous band of equal MHz), and that in the case of inter band aggregation, the subcarrier assignment to each band. We have talked about both points on this site.

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A pretty nice article by Sue Marek on the pitfalls and lessons of Carrier Aggregation:

 

http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/lte-advanced-carrier-aggregations-pitfalls-are-few-and-far-between/2014-06-11

 

The main points are that carrier aggregation eats up battery life (I say no more or less than contiguous band of equal MHz), and that in the case of inter band aggregation, the subcarrier assignment to each band. We have talked about both points on this site.

 

You're forgetting the most important part where they're saying these issues can be reduced by proper network optimizations and fine-tuning.

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I at one point was very concerned about this, however I think that the race to sleep also has benefits on the network side. In other words, carrier aggregation can provide a better experience. It isn't merely about e-wang whipping. It's about delivering far more capacity. The newer 20 nm network chipsets should be able to deal with 3 carrier aggregation just fine.

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I at one point was very concerned about this, however I think that the race to sleep also has benefits on the network side. In other words, carrier aggregation can provide a better experience. It isn't merely about e-wang whipping. It's about delivering far more capacity. The newer 20 nm network chipsets should be able to deal with 3 carrier aggregation just fine.

what chip set is currently being used? Why wouldn't the 3 or 4 different companies (samsung etc.) be installing them from the start of nv?
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what chip set is currently being used? Why wouldn't the 3 or 4 different companies (samsung etc.) be installing them from the start of nv?

Because Qualcomm has the best overall performance and RF package, not to mention they support legacy CDMA.

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Because Qualcomm has the best overall performance and RF package, not to mention they support legacy CDMA.

They have 64% of the market by revenue with the rest of them splitting the 36%.

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what chip set is currently being used? Why wouldn't the 3 or 4 different companies (samsung etc.) be installing them from the start of nv?

I'm talking of handsets.

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