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LTE Advanced UE category | LTE-A cat6,cat7,cat8 UE category

This page covers LTE Advanced UE category parameters including downlink and uplink parameters viz. DL-SCH, UL-SCH, data rate etc. It covers LTE Advanced UE category-6 (i.e. cat6), category-7 (cat7), category-8 (cat8), category-9 (cat9), category-10 (cat10), category-11 (cat11) and category-12 (cat12).

LTE UE categories-Cat1, Cat2, Cat3, cat4, Cat5


LTE UE categories,Cat1,cat2,Cat3,Cat4,Cat5

LTE Advanced UE categories-LTE-A UE Cat.6, Cat.7, Cat.8

Following table mentions LTE Advanced UE categories including Category-6, Category-7 and Category-8. In the table, DL stands for Downlink (from eNB to UE) and UL stands for Uplink (from UE to eNB).


Feature LTE-A UE Category 6 LTE-A UE Cat-7 LTE-A UE Cat-8
Maximum Data Rate (DL/UL) DL: 300 Mbps
UL: 50 Mbps
DL: 300 Mbps
UL: 100 Mbps
DL: 3000 Mbps
UL: 1500 Mbps
Maximum Number of DL-SCH TB bits per TTI (DL) 301504 301504 2998560
Maximum Number of DL-SCH bits per TB per TTI (DL) 149776 (4 layers)
75376 (2 layers)
149776 (4 layers)
75376 (2 layers)
299856 (8 layers)
Total number of Soft Channel Bits (DL) 3667200 3667200 35982720
Maximum Number of UL-SCH TB bits per TTI (UL) 51024 102048 1497760
Maximum Number of UL-SCH bits per TB per TTI (UL) 51024 51024 1497760
Support for 64-QAM No No Yes

LTE Advanced UE Categories-LTE-A category 9,cat.10,cat.11,cat.12

Following table mentions LTE-A category 9, cat.10, cat.11 and cat.12.


Feature LTE-A UE Category 9 LTE-A UE Cat-10 LTE-A UE Cat-11 LTE-A UE Cat-12
Max. number of DL-SCH TB (transport block) bits within a TTI (DL) 452256 452256 603008 603008
Max. number of bits of a DL-SCH TB in a TTI 149776 ( 4 layers, 64 QAM)
75376 (2 layers, 64 QAM)
149776 (4 layers, 64 QAM)
75376 (2 layers, 64 QAM)
149776 (4 layers, 64 QAM)
195816 (4 layers, 256QAM)
75376 (2 layers, 64QAM)
97896 ( 2 layers, 256QAM)
149776 (4 layers, 64QAM)
195816 (4 layers, 256QAM)
75376 (2 layers, 64QAM)
97896 (2 layers, 256QAM)
Total number of soft channel bits (DL) 5481216 5481216 7308288 7308288
Max. number of supported layers for spatial multiplexing (SM) in DL 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4
Max. number of UL-SCH TB bits transmitted in a TTI 51024 102048 51024 102048
Max. number of bits of UL-SCH TB transmitted in a TTI 51024 51024 51024 51024
64QAM modulation support in UL No No No No

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