10. A method for performing carrier aggregation in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving an indicator from a wireless device connecting to the wireless network, the indicator providing characteristics of an application running on the wireless device;
identifying a usage type of the application running on the wireless device based on the received indicator;
determining if the usage type is associated with one of high throughput and a large coverage area;
associating the usage type of the application on the wireless device with a carrier deployed by an access node in the wireless network, wherein the association is based on a frequency band utilized by the carrier, the frequency band corresponding to one of a large coverage area or a high throughput; and
combining resources from the carrier with at least one other carrier for communications between the wireless device and the access node.