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HSPA+ Evolution to Release 12: Performance and Optimization

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A comprehensive reference book codifying the various standards releases for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless technology

HSPA evolution has maintained its prominence through Releases 7-11 but the evolution is coming to an end with Release 12, with the focus moving to LTE. However, HSPA network and terminal sales will continue for many years: HSPA is expected to remain as the number one radio access technology from the sales point of view far beyond 2015. This timely book examines the complete HSPA evolution, and will be the ultimate long term reference for HSPA evolution.

Headed by the successful editing team of Holma, Toskala and Tapia, industry experts look at HSPA evolution including complete Release 11 and the main additions in Release 12. They describe 3GPP definitions, field measurement, expected performance, practical optimization guidelines and the implications to the devices and to the networks. The book also covers MIMO antenna solutions and multicarrier evolution to provide higher data rates. Dedicated chapters include Continuous Packet Connectivity and High Speed Common Channels which provide major improvement to the smartphone capacity, end user performance and power consumption. The book assumes basic understanding of mobile communications yet the material is presented in an understandable way which can be enjoyed without any pre-information about MIMO or other technology solutions.

  • A comprehensive reference book codifying the various standards releases for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless technology

  • Leading editor and contributor team focusing their expertise on 3GPP features and performance, including Self Organizing Networks, LTE Interworking, Smartphone Optimization and Voice Evolution

  • Dedicated chapter covering VoIP over HSPA, recognizing that telephony will continue to bring most of the revenues to mobile operators in the near future

  • Includes tables, figures and plots illustrating the concepts or simulation results, to aid readers' understanding of the topic

  • An essential resource for R&D engineers by network, terminal and chip set vendors, network engineers with operators, application developers, regulators.

    Table of Contents

    1. Foreword
    2. Preface
    3. Abbreviations
    4. 1 Introduction
      1. 1.1 Introduction
      2. 1.2 HSPA Global Deployments
      3. 1.3 Mobile Devices
      4. 1.4 Traffic Growth
      5. 1.5 HSPA Technology Evolution
      6. 1.6 HSPA Optimization Areas
      7. 1.7 Summary
    5. 2 HSDPA and HSUPA in Release 5 and 6
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 3GPP Standardization of HSDPA and HSUPA
      3. 2.3 HSDPA Technology Key Characteristics
      4. 2.4 HSDPA Mobility
      5. 2.5 HSDPA UE Capability
      6. 2.6 HSUPA Technology Key Characteristics
      7. 2.7 HSUPA Mobility
      8. 2.8 HSUPA UE Capability
      9. 2.9 HSPA Architecture Evolution
      10. 2.10 Conclusions
      11. References
    6. 3 Multicarrier and Multiantenna MIMO
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 Dual-Cell Downlink and Uplink
      3. 3.3 Four-Carrier HSDPA and Beyond
      4. 3.4 Multiband HSDPA
      5. 3.5 Downlink MIMO
      6. 3.6 Uplink MIMO and Uplink Closed-Loop Transmit Diversity
      7. 3.7 Conclusions
      8. References
    7. 4 Continuous Packet Connectivity and High Speed Common Channels
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC)
      3. 4.3 High Speed FACH
      4. 4.4 High Speed RACH
      5. 4.5 High Speed FACH and RACH Enhancements
      6. 4.6 Fast Dormancy
      7. 4.7 Uplink Interference Reduction
      8. 4.8 Terminal Power Consumption Minimization
      9. 4.9 Signaling Reduction
      10. 4.10 Latency Optimization
      11. 4.11 Summary
      12. References
    8. 5 HSDPA Multiflow
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 Multiflow Overview
      3. 5.3 Multiflow Protocol Stack
      4. 5.4 Multiflow Impacts on UE Architecture
      5. 5.5 Uplink Feedback for Multiflow
      6. 5.6 RLC Impact
      7. 5.7 Iub/Iur Enhancements
      8. 5.8 Multiflow Combined with Other Features
      9. 5.9 Setting Up Multiflow
      10. 5.10 Robustness
      11. 5.11 Multiflow Performance
      12. 5.12 Multiflow and Other Multipoint Transmission Techniques
      13. 5.13 Conclusions
      14. References
    9. 6 Voice Evolution
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Voice Quality with AMR Wideband
      3. 6.3 Voice Capacity with Low Rate AMR
      4. 6.4 VoIP Over HSPA
      5. 6.5 Circuit-Switched Voice Over HSPA
      6. 6.6 Voice Over HSPA Mobility
      7. 6.7 Circuit-Switched Fallback
      8. 6.8 Single Radio Voice Call Continuity
      9. 6.9 Summary
      10. References
    10. 7 Heterogeneous Networks
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Small Cell Drivers
      3. 7.3 Base Station Categories
      4. 7.4 Small Cell Dominance Areas
      5. 7.5 HetNet Uplink–Downlink Imbalance
      6. 7.6 HetNet Capacity and Data Rates
      7. 7.7 HetNet Field Measurements
      8. 7.8 Femto Cells
      9. 7.9 WLAN Interworking
      10. 7.10 Summary
      11. References
    11. 8 Advanced UE and BTS Algorithms
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Advanced UE Receivers
      3. 8.3 BTS Scheduling Alternatives
      4. 8.4 BTS Interference Cancellation
      5. 8.5 Further Advanced UE and BTS Algorithms
      6. 8.6 Conclusions
      7. References
    12. 9 IMT-Advanced Performance Evaluation
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 ITU-R Requirements for IMT-Advanced
      3. 9.3 3GPP Features to Consider in Meeting the IMT-Advanced Requirements
      4. 9.4 Performance Evaluation
      5. 9.5 Conclusions
      6. References
    13. 10 HSPA+ Performance
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Test Tools and Methodology
      3. 10.3 Single-Carrier HSPA+
      4. 10.4 Dual-Cell HSPA+
      5. 10.5 Analysis of Other HSPA Features
      6. 10.6 Comparison of HSPA+ with LTE
      7. 10.7 Summary
      8. Notes
      9. References
    14. 11 Network Planning
      1. 11.1 Introduction
      2. 11.2 Radio Frequency Planning
      3. 11.3 Multilayer Management in HSPA
      4. 11.4 RAN Capacity Planning
      5. 11.5 Packet Core and Transport Planning
      6. 11.6 Spectrum Refarming
      7. 11.7 Summary
      8. References
    15. 12 Radio Network Optimization
      1. 12.1 Introduction
      2. 12.2 Optimization of the Radio Access Network Parameters
      3. 12.3 Optimization Tools
      4. 12.4 Summary
      5. Reference
    16. 13 Smartphone Performance
      1. 13.1 Introduction
      2. 13.2 Smartphone Traffic Analysis
      3. 13.3 Smartphone Data Consumption
      4. 13.4 Smartphone Signaling Analysis
      5. 13.5 Smartphone Performance
      6. 13.6 Use Case Study: Analysis of Smartphone User Experience in the US
      7. 13.7 Summary
      8. Notes
      9. References
    17. 14 Multimode Multiband Terminal Design Challenges
      1. 14.1 Cost Reduction in Multimode Multiband Terminals
      2. 14.2 Power Consumption Reduction in Terminals
      3. 14.3 Conclusion
      4. Notes
      5. References
    18. 15 LTE Interworking
      1. 15.1 Introduction
      2. 15.2 Packet Data Interworking
      3. 15.3 Circuit-Switched Fallback
      4. 15.4 Matching of LTE and 3G Coverage Areas
      5. 15.5 Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
      6. 15.6 Summary
      7. References
    19. 16 HSPA Evolution Outlook
      1. 16.1 Introduction
      2. 16.2 HSPA-LTE and WLAN Interworking
      3. 16.3 Scalable Bandwidth UMTS
      4. 16.4 DCH Enhancements
      5. 16.5 HSUPA Enhancements
      6. 16.6 Heterogenous Networks
      7. 16.7 Other Areas of Improvement for Release 12 and Beyond
      8. 16.8 Conclusions
      9. References
    20. Index
    21. End User License Agreement