New Carrier Types and Services for Long-term Evolution (LTE) Machine-Type Communication (MTC)

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a new paradigm of communication equipments which do not involve human interaction. M2M networks are predicted to have a huge market in the near future with numerous potential applications, such as home automation, patient monitoring, transportation, and smart metering. Long-term evolution (LTE), the 4th generation cellular standard, is expected to play a big role in enabling M2M. Ongoing standardization efforts of LTE machine-type communication (MTC) equipment focus on adaptations and extensions of LTE to deal with the application and deployment constraints specific to M2M. This project is part of Sierra Wireless’ ongoing activities to develop and advance LTE MTC type communication systems. It will address new technology themes that have been proposed in LTE standardization and introduce latest communications and signal processing approaches towards enabling LTE MTC.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Lutz Lampe



Sierra Wireless


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and communications technologies


University of British Columbia



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