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Why is there no Soft Handover in LTE?

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posted Aug 27, 2013 by anonymous

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Soft handover is when the UE, while handing over, can have traffic channels with both(or multiple) cells(or sectors) at the same time. If the sectors belong to the same cell, it is known as Softer handoff. It is a make before break. It is only possible if the frequency bands are same in both the Base stations and the UE doesnt have to retune itself, which is the case in CDMA. Which is why it is not supported in LTE as it uses FDMA.

Source: http://queryhome.com/11537/difference-between-soft-handover-and-hard-handover

answer Aug 27, 2013 by Salil Agrawal
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