Everybody witnessed the increasing number of smartphones in the last few years. The continuous evolution of technologies facilitated the development of these handsets, but these devices would not be the part of our lives, if they did not have important and useful functions.
One of these functions is positioning, which is used not just for navigation purposes nowadays. In several other situations would be useful the knowledge of the position, both for the operator and for the user. The most important property of these methods is the accuracy; this is what we need to focus on.
The first part of this thesis I present the evolution of telecommunication standards, from the analog systems to the 4. generation network, which has been used in the recent years.
In the next section, the positioning methods are introduced, emphasizing the ones, which are available in the LTE.
In the last part of my work I investigate the capabilities of the OTDOA method in a self-developed simulation environment, and evaluate the results.