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From LTE to LTE-A: Review of LTE. Performance Targets of LTE-A. LTE-A Technologies. Carrier Aggregation: Basic Concepts of CA. CA Configurations. CA Layer 2 Structure. DL CA Operations. UL CA Operations. CA Scheduling. RRM and Mobility. RF Consideration for CA. Collaborative Multipoint: General Description. CoMP Technology. Reference Signal Design. CoMP Feedback. DL CoMP. UL CoMP. CoMP Limitation. CoMP Performance. MIMO: Wireless Channel Characteristics. Overview of MIMO. DL MIMO. UL MIMO. Multiuser MIMO. Cooperative MIMO. Beamforming and DL Dual-Stream Technology. Relaying: Relay Technology. Relay Architecture. Relay Radio Protocol. Relay Performance Analysis. Relay Evolution. Self-Organizing Network: Self-Configuration. Self-Optimization. Self-Healing. SON Outlook. Heterogeneous Networks: Features of the Heterogeneous Network. Heterogeneous Network Combined with Cloud RAN. Radio Strategy.