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Integration of LTE 230 and LTE 1800 in Power Wireless Private Networks

Information and Telecommunication Branch, State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company, Nanjing 210094, China
State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, NARI Group Corporation, Nanjing 210094, China
School of Electronic and Optical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
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Future Internet 2019, 11(11), 221;
Received: 25 September 2019 / Revised: 14 October 2019 / Accepted: 17 October 2019 / Published: 23 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security and Privacy in Information and Communication Systems)
Power wireless private networks (PWPNs) have been highly developed in China in recent years. They provide a basis for the energy Internet of Things, which enables the exchange of energy information between devices. Although the power wireless private network is an imitation of the public cellular network, a number of special challenges remain in power private networks. Due to the lack of general standards for PWPNs at the beginning of deployment, there are now two independent PWPN systems in China: long-term evolution (LTE) 230 and LTE 1800. Each has its own core and access networks with independent hardware. In this paper, we propose a high-level design of multinetwork integration to allow LTE 230 and LTE 1800 to coexist. For core network integration, we propose a protocol controller to select the active protocol according to the user’s mode selection, since both LTE 230 and LTE 1800 evolved from the standard LTE system. For access network integration, we propose a multinetwork integration controller to help the device access the optimal cell. The simulation results show that the integrated system can retain the advantages of these two independent systems in terms of both capacity and coverage. View Full-Text
Keywords: power wireless private network; integration; core network; access network power wireless private network; integration; core network; access network
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Ding, Z.; Miao, W.; Zhang, M.; Li, W.; Liu, R.; Zou, J.; Xu, C. Integration of LTE 230 and LTE 1800 in Power Wireless Private Networks. Future Internet 2019, 11, 221.

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