22.2783GPPService requirements for the Evolved Packet System (EPS)TS

To ensure competitiveness in a longer time frame an evolution of the overall 3GPP system needs to be considered.

This document compiles requirements to ensure that an Evolved Packet System can cope with the rapid growth in IP data traffic and demanding requirements for new multimedia type of applications in terms of performance and quality, delivered to the user, whilst at the same time enabling cost effective deployment and operation.

The Evolved Packet System is characterised by:

– Reduced latency

– Higher user data rates equating to broadband performance

– Improved system capacity and coverage

– Lower operational costs