Band 7 is a major FDD LTE band which has been allocated in Region 1, and most likely to be allocated in China. Some
operators have been granted with more than 20MHz bandwidth and have big interests to support carrier aggregation in
Building on the generic intra-band carrier aggregation work of Band 1, this work item proposes to start the work on
intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation for Band 7 to support deployment of LTE-advanced.
The output of this work item can also be reused, in case of Band 7 is authorized for FDD LTE deployment in other
regions in the future.
The present document is a technical report of the work item for LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation in Band 7 which
was approved at TSG RAN #53.
The report provides background, analysis of the requirements, and a list of
recommended changes to the specifications.