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From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, Revised Second Edition

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This revised edition of Communication Systems from GSM to LTE: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband Second Edition (Wiley 2010) contains not only a technical description of the different wireless systems available today, but also explains the rationale behind the different mechanisms and implementations; not only the 'how' but also the 'why'. In this way, the advantages and also limitations of each technology become apparent.

Offering a solid introduction to major global wireless standards and comparisons of the different wireless technologies and their applications, this edition has been updated to provide the latest directions and activities in 3GPP standardization up to Release 12, and importantly includes a new chapter on Voice over LTE (VoLTE). There are new sections on Building Blocks of a Voice Centric Device, Building Blocks of a Smart Phone, Fast Dormancy, IMS and High-Speed Downlink Packet Access, and Wi-Fi-Protected Setup.

Other sections have been considerably updated in places reflecting the current state of the technology.

  • Describes the different systems based on the standards, their practical implementation and design assumptions, and the performance and capacity of each system in practice is analyzed and explained

  • Questions at the end of each chapter and answers on the accompanying website make this book ideal for self-study or as course material

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Preface
    5. Chapter 1: Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
      1. 1.1 Circuit-Switched Data Transmission
      2. 1.2 Standards
      3. 1.3 Transmission Speeds
      4. 1.4 The Signaling System Number 7
      5. 1.5 The GSM Subsystems
      6. 1.6 The Network Subsystem
      7. 1.7 The Base Station Subsystem (BSS) and Voice Processing
      8. 1.8 Mobility Management and Call Control
      9. 1.9 The Mobile Device
      10. 1.10 The SIM Card
      11. 1.11 The Intelligent Network Subsystem and CAMEL
      12. Questions
      13. References
    6. Chapter 2: General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and EDGE
      1. 2.1 Circuit-Switched Data Transmission over GSM
      2. 2.2 Packet-Switched Data Transmission over GPRS
      3. 2.3 The GPRS Air Interface
      4. 2.4 The GPRS State Model
      5. 2.5 GPRS Network Elements
      6. 2.6 GPRS Radio Resource Management
      7. 2.7 GPRS Interfaces
      8. 2.8 GPRS Mobility Management and Session Management (GMM/SM)
      9. 2.9 Session Management from a User's Point of View
      10. 2.10 Small Screen Web Browsing over GPRS and EDGE
      11. 2.11 The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) over GPRS
      12. 2.12 Web Browsing via GPRS
      13. Questions
      14. References
    7. Chapter 3: Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      1. 3.1 Overview, History and Future
      2. 3.2 Important New Concepts of UMTS
      3. 3.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
      4. 3.4 UMTS Channel Structure on the Air Interface
      5. 3.5 The UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
      6. 3.6 Core Network Mobility Management
      7. 3.7 Radio Network Mobility Management
      8. 3.8 UMTS CS and PS Call Establishment
      9. 3.9 UMTS Security
      10. 3.10 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and HSPA+
      11. 3.11 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
      12. 3.12 Radio and Core Network Enhancements: CPC and One Tunnel
      13. 3.13 HSPA Performance in Practice
      14. 3.14 UMTS and CDMA2000
      15. Questions
      16. References
    8. Chapter 4: Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced
      1. 4.1 Introduction and Overview
      2. 4.2 Network Architecture and Interfaces
      3. 4.3 FDD Air Interface and Radio Network
      4. 4.4 TD-LTE Air Interface
      5. 4.5 Scheduling
      6. 4.6 Basic Procedures
      7. 4.7 Mobility Management and Power Optimization
      8. 4.8 LTE Security Architecture
      9. 4.9 Interconnection with UMTS and GSM
      10. 4.10 Interworking with CDMA2000 Networks
      11. 4.11 Network Planning Aspects
      12. 4.12 CS-Fallback for Voice and SMS Services with LTE
      13. 4.13 Voice in Combined LTE and CDMA 2000 Networks (SV-LTE)
      14. 4.14 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
      15. 4.15 Backhaul Considerations
      16. 4.16 LTE-Advanced (3GPP Release 10–12)
      17. Questions
      18. References
    9. Chapter 5: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
      1. 5.1 Wireless LAN Overview
      2. 5.2 Transmission Speeds and Standards
      3. 5.3 WLAN Configurations: From Ad Hoc to Wireless Bridging
      4. 5.4 Management Operations
      5. 5.5 The MAC Layer
      6. 5.6 The Physical Layer and MAC Extensions
      7. 5.7 Wireless LAN Security
      8. 5.8 IEEE 802.11e and WMM—Quality of Service
      9. 5.9 Comparison of Wireless LAN and LTE
      10. Questions
      11. References
    10. Chapter 6: Bluetooth
      1. 6.1 Overview and Applications
      2. 6.2 Physical Properties
      3. 6.3 Piconets and the Master/Slave Concept
      4. 6.4 The Bluetooth Protocol Stack
      5. 6.5 Bluetooth Security
      6. 6.6 Bluetooth Profiles
      7. Questions
      8. References
    11. Index
    12. End User License Agreement