Developing wireless network design in 4g long term evolution for healthcare

Aini Syuhada Md Zain, Abid Yahya, Mohd Fareq Abd Malek, Normaliza Omar

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The current growth of mobile data usage and emergence of new applications have greatly motivated the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to work on Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the most recent standard in the mobile network technology to be developed based on GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies with the aim of optimizing the capacity and speed of 3G mobile communication networks. In this chapter, the structures and features of fourth generation (4G) LTE are investigated at the early stages of telemedical research. The chapter also provides a comparison of WiMAX and LTE standards on various aspects, as well as the potential of technology in healthcare applications. Issues and challenges of wireless technologies in healthcare applications and services are finally presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781466639911
ISBN (Print)1466639903, 9781466639904
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions


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