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Beyond 3G – Bringing Networks, Terminals and the Web Together: LTE, WiMAX, IMS, 4G Devices and the Mobile Web 2.0

Book Description

Giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP LTE and SAE, this book explains the decisions taken during standardization while also examining the likely competition for LTE such as HSPA+ and WiMAX. As well as looking at next generation network technologies, Beyond 3G - Bringing Networks, Terminals and the Web Together describes the latest mobile device developments, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. It considers not only how the systems, devices and software work but also the reasons behind why they are designed in this particular way. How these elements strongly influence each other is discussed as well as how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future. This book gives an end to end introduction to wireless, from mobile software architecture to core networks, making it a valuable resource for anyone working in the industry.

  • Examines current and next-generation network technologies such as UMTS, HSPA+, WiMAX, LTE and Wifi

  • Analyses and explains performance and capacity in practice as well as future capacity requirements and how they can be fulfilled

  • Introduces the reader to the current cellular telephony architecture and to voice over IP architectures such as SIP, IMS and TISPAN

  • Looks at mobile device hardware and mobile operating system evolution

  • Encompasses all major global wireless standards for application development and the latest state of the mobile web 2.0

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. 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 From 2005 to today: Global Coverage, VoIP and Mobile Broadband
    5. 1.5 The Future – the Need for Beyond 3G Systems
    6. 1.6 All Over IP
    7. 1.7 Summary
    8. References
  6. 2: Beyond 3G Network Architectures
    1. 2.1 Overview
    2. 2.2 UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+
    3. 2.3 LTE
    4. 2.4 802.16 WiMAX
    5. 2.5 802.11 Wi-Fi
    6. References
  7. 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 the 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 and Fibre
    17. 3.17 Backhaul for Wireless Networks
    18. 3.18 A Hybrid Cellular/Wi-Fi Network for the Future
    19. References
  8. 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. References
  9. 5: Evolution of Mobile Devices and Operating Systems
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 The ARM Architecture for Voice-optimized Devices
    3. 5.3 The ARM Architecture for Multimedia Devices
    4. 5.4 The x86 Architecture for Multimedia Devices
    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 The Impact of Hardware Evolution on Networks and Applications
    10. 5.10 Mobile Operating Systems and APIs
    11. References
  10. 6: Mobile Web 2.0, Applications 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
    9. 6.9 Mobile Applications
    10. References
  11. 7: Conclusion
  12. Index