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Guest Editorial Special Issue on Internet of Things Over LTE/LTE-A Network: Theory, Methods, and Case Studies

Lu, K. L. ; Kota, S. K. ; Rong, B. R. ; Rodrigues, J. R. ; Mouftah, H. M.

IEEE Internet of Things Journal Vol. 3, Nº 3, pp. 314 - 317, June, 2016.

ISSN (print): 2327-4662
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Journal Impact Factor: 7,596 (in 2016)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JIOT.2016.2554739

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Abstract
With the successful deployment of the fourth-generation cellular networks around the world, long-term evolution (LTE) and LTE-advanced (LTE-A) have become key technologies to enable Internet of Things (IoT) applications. To accommodate various streaming data of IoT applications, LTE/LTE-A standards have defined several quality-of- service (QoS) classes for different traffic characteristics, in terms of traffic bit-rate, tolerable delay, and packet loss rate. Moreover, to meet the stringent power-saving requirements for IoT devices, LTE/LTE-A standards also have defined the discontinuous reception/transmission (DRX/DTX) mechanism to allow devices to turn off their radio interfaces and go to sleep when no data need to be received or transmitted from/to the evolved Node B (eNodeB).