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Table 9 Optimizations of low-cost and low-power M2M devices in 3GPP Release 12 and upcoming Release 13 [6, 170172]

From: Mobile M2M communication architectures, upcoming challenges, applications, and future directions

Parameters Release 8 Release 8 Release 12 Release 13
  (cat-4) (cat-1) (cat-0)  
MTC device bandwidth (MHz) 20 20 20 1.4
Peak data rate downlink 150 Mbps 10 Mbps 1 Mbps 200 Kbps with a transport
     block size (TBS) of 1000 bits
     unicast traffic
Peak data rate uplink 50 Mbps 5 Mbps 1 Mbps 200 Kbps with a transport
     block size (TBS) of 1000 bits
     unicast traffic
Duplex mode Full duplex (opt.) Full duplex Half duplex (opt.) Half duplex (opt.)
Max. device Tx power (dBm) 23 23 23 20
Modem complexity (%) 125 100 50 25
compared to Cat-1