LTE and Wi-Fi Coexistence in Unlicensed Spectrum with Application to Smart Grid: A Review Conference

cited authors

  • Mekonnen, Y; Haque, M; Parvez, I; Moghadasi, A; Sarwat, A


  • Long Term Evolution (LTE) is expanding its utilization in unlicensed band by deploying LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access LTE (LTE-LAA) technology. Smart Grid can take the advantages of unlicensed bands for achieving two-way communication between smart meters and utility data centers by using LTE-UILTE-LAA. However, both schemes must co-exist with the incumbent Wi-Fi system. In this paper, several co-existence schemes of Wi-Fi and LTE technology is comprehensively reviewed. The challenges of deploying LTE and Wi-Fi in the same band are clearly addressed based on the papers reviewed. Solution procedures and techniques to resolve the challenging issues are discussed in a short manner. The performance of various network architectures such as listen-before-talk (LBT) based LTE, carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) based Wi-Fi is briefly compared. Finally, an attempt is made to implement these proposed LTE-Wi-Fi models in smart grid technology.

publication date

  • August 17, 2018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)


  • 2018-April