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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2016, Article ID 5187303, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5187303
Research Article

Enhancing Radio Access Network Performance over LTE-A for Machine-to-Machine Communications under Massive Access

1Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
2Digital Catapult, London NW1 2RA, UK

Received 29 July 2016; Revised 7 October 2016; Accepted 12 October 2016

Academic Editor: Ioannis Moscholios

Copyright © 2016 Fatemah Alsewaidi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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