2G, 3G and Beyond
In this book, the author addresses technologies that are being usedin emerging cellular markets. These include GSM/EGPRS and CDMA which are being deployed at a rapid pace, while technologies suchas UMTS (3G)/ HSPA (3.5G) which have started to find a place inthese high growth markets, are also considered. more » The book examinesother technologies including LTE (3.9G) which have already movedout of research labs into the commercial world. 2G-CDMA is widelyused, while further developments, e.g. CDMA2000 are also findingacceptance in the commercial arena. IMS/Convergence is increasinglypopular all over the world; UMA, which is deployed mostly in NorthAmerica; and DVB which is gaining worldwide popularity, especiallyin South Asia, are all reviewed.
Each chapter discusses a different technology and is structuredinto three parts. The technology is examined at an overview level,first explaining what the technology is and then considering thetechnical features of the technology. The chapter concludes bylooking at the planning/implementation aspects of thetechnology. « less
This book provides an in-depth guide to femtocell technologies In this book, the authors provide a comprehensive and organized explanation of the femtocell concepts, architecture, air interface technologies, and challenging issues arising from the deployment of femtocells, such as interference, mobility more » management and self-organization.
The book details a system level simulation based methodology addressing the key concerns of femtocell deployment such as interference between femto and macrocells, and the performance of both femto and macrocell layers. In addition, key research topics in interference modeling and mitigation, mobility management and Self-Organizing Network (SON) are highlighted.
The authors also introduce HNB/HeNB standardization in 3GPP. Furthermore, access methods (closed, open and hybrid), applications, timing synchronization, health issues, business models and security are discussed. The authors also provide a comparison between femtocells and other indoor coverage techniques such as picocells, repeaters, distributed antenna systems and radio over fiber. Lastly, both CDMA and OFDMA based femtocells are covered. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive reference on femtocells and related topics Offers the latest research results on femtocells based on simulation and measurements Gives an overview of indoor coverage techniques such as picocells, repeaters, distributed antenna systems, radio over fiber and femtocells Includes chapters on femtocell access network architecture, air interface technologies (GSM, UMTS, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE), femtocell simulation, interference analysis and mitigation in femto/macrocell networks, mobility management in femto/macrocell networks, femtocell self-organization and other key challenges such as timing synchronization and security faced by femtocell deployment Points to over 240 references from 3GPP, The Femto Forum, journals and conference proceedings This book will be an invaluable guide for RF engineers from operators, R&D engineers from femtocells hardware manufacturers, employees from regulatory bodies, radio network planners, academics and researchers from universities and research organizations. Students undertaking wireless communications courses will also find this book insightful. « less
With around 3 billion subscribers, GSM is the world's most commonly used technology for wireless communication. Providing an overview of the innovations that have fuelled this phenomena, GSM: Architecture, Protocols and Services, Third Edition offers a clear introduction to the field of cellular systems. more » Special emphasis is placed on system architecture and protocol aspects, and topics range from addressing concepts through mobility management to network management. This third edition contains around 25% new and reworked material and has been thoroughly updated to encompass recent advances and future trends. It serves as both an introductory textbook for graduate students as well as a reference resource for telecommunications engineers and researchers. This edition: Presents capacity enhancement methods like sectorization, the application of adaptive antennas for Spatial Filtering for Interference Reduction (SFIR) and Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) Provides a detailed introduction to GPRS, HSCSD, and EDGE for packet-switched services and higher data rates Features updated coverage on the vastly expanded range of GSM services, including an examination of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Adopts a highly graphical approach with numerous illustrations « less
A Practical Guide for GSM, DCS, UMTS and HSPA
Mobile wireless applications are a good way to increase productivity, improve customer service and streamline business processes. 3G mobile applications, however, bring a unique challenge: ensuring adequate in-building coverage.
Indoor Radio Planning provides an overview of mobile networks systems more » and coverage solutions for cellular networks in buildings. The background of GSM, UMTS and HSPA cellular systems technology are presented and form the backdrop of the main discussion as to why indoor coverage is needed and how it is best implemented. Basic passive distributed antenna systems (DAS) through to advanced fiber optic systems are discussed in detail, giving the reader a good understanding of all the available solutions. In addition, there is a section covering multi-operator systems, as this is becoming a more and more utilized approach. Other sections cover aspects such as how to upgrade passive DAS from 2G to 3G, noise analysis, link budgets, traffic calculations and software tools that can be used to provide help with creating in-building designs. These topics are examined at length from the basic considerations to advanced indoor radio planning.
One of the first texts dedicated solely to indoor radio planning, it will be of essential reading to engineering and planning personnel working for mobile operators, with the book being written with radio planners in mind throughout. Indoor Radio Planning will also be of interest to companies who service and manufacture equipment for operators such as suppliers of indoor coverage systems and vendors of base stations for mobile coverage. « less
2G/2.5G/3G...Evolution to 4G
A highly practical guide rooted in theory to include the necessary background for taking the reader through the planning, implementation and management stages for each type of cellular network. Present day cellular networks are a mixture of the technologies like GSM, EGPRS and WCDMA.
They even contain more » features of the technologies that will lead us to the fourth generation networks. Designing and optimising these complex networks requires much deeper understanding. Advanced Cellular Network Planning and Optimisation presents radio, transmission and core network planning and optimisation aspects for GSM, EGPRS and WCDMA networks with focus on practical aspects of the field. Experts from each of the domains have brought their experiences under one book making it an essential read for design practitioners, experts, scientists and students working in the cellular industry. « less
Learn how to use CAMEL to transfer the Intelligent Network concept to the mobile world! CAMEL (Customized Application for the Mobile network Enhanced Logic) is a standard for Intelligent Networks for mobile communications networks. It is currently deployed in all regions of the world, enabling mobile more » network operators to offer fast and efficient services to their subscribers. This book is an in-depth and dedicated reference on CAMEL, taking the reader through the history and development of Intelligent Networks and the essential principles of CAMEL, to the future of the technology. The author provides guidance on the various standards and specifications, and explains not only how CAMEL works but also why it works this way. Practical hints on the installation of CAMEL in the network are given throughout the book. « less
IP, UMTS, EGPRS and ATM
The merging of voice and data on a single network opens powerful new possibilities in communications. Only a fundamental understanding of both technologies will ensure you are equipped to maximise their full potential. "Convergence Technologies for 3G Networks" describes the evolution from cellular to more » a converged network that integrates traditional telecommunications and the technology of the Internet. In particular, the authors address the application of both IP and ATM technologies to a cellular environment, including IP telephony protocols, the use of ATM/AAL2 and the new AAL2 signalling protocol for voice/multimedia and data transport as well as the future of the UMTS network in UMTS Release 5/6 All-IP architecture."Convergence Technologies for 3G Networks" explains the operation and integration of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA2000, IP, and ATM. It provides practical examples of 3G connection scenarios. It describes signalling flows and protocol stacks. It covers IP and ATM as used in a 3G context. It addresses issues of QoS and real-time application support. It includes IP/SS7 internetworking and IP softswitching. It outlines the architecture of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for UMTS. "Convergence Technologies for 3G Networks" is suited for professionals from the telecommunications, data communications and computer networking industries. « less
2G/2.5G/3G... Evolution to 4G
With the complexity of the cellular networks increasing day by day, a deeper understanding of the design and performance of end-to-end cellular networks is required. Moreover, all the types of networks from 2G-2.5G-3G seem to co-exist. Fundamentals of Cellular Network Planning and Optimisation covers more » end-to-end network planning and optimisation aspects from second generation GSM to third generation WCDMA networks including GPRS and EDGE networks. All the sub-systems of the network i.e. radio network, transmission network and core network have been covered with focus on both practical and theoretical issues. By bringing all these concepts under one cover, this book becomes essential reading for the network design engineers working either with cellular service vendors or operators, experts/scientists working on end-to-end issues and undergraduate/post-graduate students. « less
A Companion to the Specifications
Professionals quickly discover that, although the technical specifications for GPRS cover all parts of the engineering functions in detail and depth, they are lacking in one important feature; the conceptual framework within which the specifications sit - GPRS in Practice fills this gap. By beginning more » with an explanation of why GPRS is necessary and describing the core concept of GPRS operations, the TBF (Temporary Block Flow), a revision section then covers the GSM Air Interface with its Radio, Physical and Logical channels and this progressively leads to the GPRS logical channels - what they do and how they do it. The book then moves on to a brief introduction of the GPRS protocol stack which provides a launch pad for a detailed trip into all the layers of this stack, with detailed diagrams and explanations of each layer integrated into an overall understanding of how the GPRS service operates in practice. « less
GPRS is a packet based wireless communication service that offers data rates from 9.05 up to 171.2 Kbps and continuous connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users. GPRS is based on GSM communications and complements existing services such as circuit switched cellular phone connections more » and the Short Message Service (SMS).
GPRS represents the bridge between 2G and 3G mobile telecommunications and is commonly referred to as 2.5G.
Implementation of GPRS requires modification of the existing GSM networks in that GSM is a circuit switched technology while GPRS is packet oriented. GPRS enables packet data (the same as is used by an Ethernet LAN, WAN or the Internet) to be sent to and from a mobile station - e.g. mobile phone, PDA or Laptop.
WAP and SMS can also be sent using GPRS and individuals working with GPRS need to learn and understand how the mobile stations, the air interface, network architecture, protocol structures and signalling procedures must be modified.
GPRS offers much higher data rates than GSM and can be combined with 3G technologies such as EDGE to give even higher bit-rates. It offers many benefits for customers and network operators: such as volume (rather then time) dependent billing and more efficient use of network resources. « less