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Operator controlled device-to-device communications in LTE-advanced networks

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4 Author(s)
Lei Lei ; BEIJING JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY ; Zhangdui Zhong ; Chuang Lin ; Xuemin Shen

This article studies direct communications between user equipments in the LTE-advanced cellular networks. Different from traditional device-to-device communication technologies such as Bluetooth and WiFi-direct, the operator controls the communication process to provide better user experience and make profit accordingly. The related usage cases and business models are analyzed. Some technical considerations are discussed, and a resource allocation and data transmission procedure is provided.

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IEEE Wireless Communications  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 3 )