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3G, 4G and Beyond: Bringing Networks, Devices and the Web Together, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Extensively updated evaluation of current and future network technologies, applications and devices

This book follows on from its successful predecessor with an introduction to next generation network technologies, mobile devices, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. Giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP wireless systems, this book explains the decisions taken during standardization of the most popular wireless network standards today, LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA+. It discusses how these elements strongly influence each other and how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future. This Second Edition presents a comprehensive and broad-reaching examination of a fast-moving technology which will be a welcome update for researchers and professionals alike.

Key features:

  • Fully updated and expanded to include new sections including VoLTE, the evolution to 4G, mobile Internet access, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi security and backhaul for wireless networks

  • Describes the successful commercialization of Web 2.0 services such as Facebook, and the emergence of app stores, tablets and smartphones

  • Examines the evolution of mobile devices and operating systems, including ARM and x86 architecture and their application to voice-optimized and multimedia devices

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1: Evolution from 2G over 3G to 4G
    1. 1.1 First Half of the 1990s—Voice-Centric Communication
    2. 1.2 Between 1995 and 2000: The Rise of Mobility and the Internet
    3. 1.3 Between 2000 and 2005: Dot Com Burst, Web 2.0, Mobile Internet
    4. 1.4 Between 2005 and 2010: Global Coverage, Fixed Line VoIP, and Mobile Broadband
    5. 1.5 2010 and Beyond
    6. 1.6 All over IP in Mobile—The Biggest Challenge
    7. 1.7 Summary
  6. Chapter 2: Beyond 3G Network Architectures
    1. 2.1 Overview
    2. 2.2 UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+
    3. 2.3 LTE
    4. 2.4 802.11 Wi-Fi
  7. Chapter 3: Network Capacity and Usage Scenarios
    1. 3.1 Usage in Developed Markets and Emerging Economies
    2. 3.2 How to Control Mobile Usage
    3. 3.3 Measuring Mobile Usage from a Financial Point of View
    4. 3.4 Cell Capacity in Downlink
    5. 3.5 Current and Future Frequency Bands for Cellular Wireless
    6. 3.6 Cell Capacity in Uplink
    7. 3.7 Per-User Throughput in Downlink
    8. 3.8 Per-User Throughput in Uplink
    9. 3.9 Traffic Estimation Per User
    10. 3.10 Overall Wireless Network Capacity
    11. 3.11 Network Capacity for Train Routes, Highways, and Remote Areas
    12. 3.12 When will GSM be Switched Off?
    13. 3.13 Cellular Network VoIP Capacity
    14. 3.14 Wi-Fi VoIP Capacity
    15. 3.15 Wi-Fi and Interference
    16. 3.16 Wi-Fi Capacity in Combination with DSL, Cable, and Fiber
    17. 3.17 Backhaul for Wireless Networks
    18. 3.18 A Hybrid Cellular/Wi-Fi Network Today and in the Future
  8. Chapter 4: Voice over Wireless
    1. 4.1 Circuit-Switched Mobile Voice Telephony
    2. 4.2 Packet-Switched Voice Telephony
    3. 4.3 SIP Telephony over Fixed and Wireless Networks
    4. 4.4 Voice and Related Applications over IMS
    5. 4.5 Voice over DSL and Cable with Femtocells
    6. 4.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access and Generic Access Network
    7. 4.7 Network Operator Deployed Voice over IP Alternatives
    8. 4.8 Over-the-Top (OTT) Voice over IP Alternatives
    9. 4.9 Which Voice Technology will Reign in the Future?
  9. Chapter 5: Evolution of Mobile Devices and Operating Systems
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 The System Architecture for Voice-Optimized Devices
    3. 5.3 The System Architecture for Multimedia Devices
    4. 5.4 Mobile Graphics Acceleration
    5. 5.5 Hardware Evolution
    6. 5.6 Multimode, Multifrequency Terminals
    7. 5.7 Wireless Notebook Connectivity
    8. 5.8 Impact of Hardware Evolution on Future Data Traffic
    9. 5.9 Power Consumption and User Interface as the Dividing Line in Mobile Device Evolution
    10. 5.10 Feature Phone Operating Systems
    11. 5.11 Smartphone Operating Systems
    12. 5.12 Operating System Tasks
  10. Chapter 6: Mobile Web 2.0, Apps, and Owners
    1. 6.1 Overview
    2. 6.2 (Mobile) Web 1.0—How Everything Started
    3. 6.3 Web 2.0—Empowering the User
    4. 6.4 Web 2.0 from the User's Point of View
    5. 6.5 The Ideas behind Web 2.0
    6. 6.6 Discovering the Fabrics of Web 2.0
    7. 6.7 Mobile Web 2.0—Evolution and Revolution of Web 2.0
    8. 6.8 (Mobile) Web 2.0 and Privacy and Security Considerations
    9. 6.9 Mobile Apps
    10. 6.10 Android App Programing Introduction
    11. 6.11 Impact of Mobile Apps on Networks and Power Consumption
    12. 6.12 Mobile Apps Security and Privacy Considerations
    13. 6.13 Summary
  11. Chapter 7: Conclusion
  12. Index