The Constraints of 4G/LTE Deployment in Underground Metros

4G/LT E is a new radio communication standard which brings high bandwidth and new services to intelligent transportation system (ITS) operators and passengers: real-time closed circuit television (CCTV), live passenger information, geopositioning... Hence, there is no doubt that ITS applications will benefit from the deployment of 4G/LTE in the near future. However, mobile communication is currently unavailable in underground metros, except in a few cities, due to several constraints. This paper assesses the deployment of a 4G/LTE network in underground metros with respect to the legislation and regulation, the constraints tied to the premises, technical requirements, health and safety concerns, and political and economic constraints. Based on these parameters, the authors study 4G/LTE deployment on current and newly constructed underground metros.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2078.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Levy-Bencheton, Cedric
    • Guiomar, Claire
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01536321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 4:27PM