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Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem: Technology Management for Mobile Communications

Book Description

Taking an in-depth look at the mobile communications ecosystem, this book covers the two key components, i.e., Network and End-User Devices, in detail. Within the network, the sub components of radio access network, transmission network, core networks, services and OSS are discussed; component level discussion also features antenna diversity and interference cancellation techniques for smart wireless devices.

The role of various standard development organizations and industry forums is highlighted throughout. The ecosystem is strengthened with the addition of the Technology Management (TM) component dealing mostly with the non-technical aspects of the underlying mobile communications industry. Various aspects of TM including technology development, innovation management, knowledge management and more are also presented.

  • Focuses on OFDM-based radio technologies such as LTE & WiMAX as well as MBWA (Mobile Broadband Wireless Access)

  • Provides a vital addition to the momentum of EVDO and its migration towards LTE

  • Emphasis on radio, core, operation, architectural and performance aspects of two next generation technologies - EPS and WiMAX

  • Includes discussion of backhaul technologies and alternatives as well as issues faced by operators switching to 3G and Next Generation Mobile Networks

  • Cutting-edge research on emerging Gigabit Ethernet Microwave Radios and Carrier Ethernet transport technologies

Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem serves as a practical reference for telecom associated academia and industry to understanding mobile communications in a holistic manner, as well as assisting in preparing graduate students and fresh graduates for the marketplace by providing them with information not only on state-of-the-art technologies and standards but also on TM. By effectively focusing on the key domains of TM this book will further assist companies with improving their competitiveness in the long run. Importantly, it will provide students, engineers, researchers, technology managers and executives with extensive details on various emerging mobile wireless standards and technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
  6. About the Author
  7. 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Mobile Communications Ecosystem
    2. 1.2 Book Overview
    3. Reference
  8. 2: OFDM and OFDMA
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Technical Background
    3. 2.3 Principles of OFDM
    4. 2.4 OFDM Advantages
    5. 2.5 OFDM Impairments and Potential Remedies
    6. 2.6 Multi Access Scheme OFDMA
    7. 2.7 Why OFDMA for NGMN
    8. 2.8 Summary Insights
    9. References
  9. 3: 3GPP Evolved Packet System (EPS)
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 3GPP Releases
    3. 3.3 GPP LTE
    4. 3.4 LTE Air Interface
    5. 3.5 PHY Layer (Layer 1)
    6. 3.6 Layer 2
    7. 3.7 RRC (sublayer of Layer 3)
    8. 3.8 EPS Architecture
    9. 3.9 Key Attributes of E-UTRA
    10. 3.10 LTE Performance
    11. 3.11 3GPP Roadmap Evolution
    12. 3.12 Industry Outlook
    13. 3.13 Summary Insights
    14. References
  10. 4: IEEE WiMAX
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Air Interface
    3. 4.3 Advanced Features of Mobile WiMAX
    4. 4.4 Network Architecture
    5. 4.5 Performance
    6. 4.6 WiMAX Certification
    7. 4.7 Industry Outlook
    8. 4.8 Next Steps/Evolution
    9. 4.9 Summary Insights
    10. References
  11. 5: 3GPP2 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 1xEV-DO (Revisions 0 and A)
    3. 5.3 EV-DO Revision B
    4. 5.4 UMB (EV-DO Revision C)
    5. 5.5 CDMA450
    6. 5.6 EV-DO Network Architecture
    7. 5.7 EV-DO Revisions Comparison
    8. 5.8 CDMA2000 Evolution and Migration to 3GPP LTE
    9. 5.9 Industry Outlook
    10. 5.10 Summary Insights
    11. References
  12. 6: IEEE 802.20 Mobile-Fi
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 MBWA Requirements and Characteristics
    3. 6.3 The 802.20 Standard
    4. 6.4 Air Interface – Wideband Mode
    5. 6.5 Physical Layer Specifications – Wideband Mode
    6. 6.6 625k-MC (625kiloHertz-spaced MultiCarrier) Mode
    7. 6.7 802.20 Network Architecture
    8. 6.8 Performance
    9. 6.9 Industry Outlook
    10. 6.10 Summary Insights
    11. References
  13. 7: Transmission Networks
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Market Drivers and Challenges
    3. 7.3 Backhaul Network
    4. 7.4 Metro Regional and Aggregation Transport Networks
    5. 7.5 Backbone Transport Network
    6. 7.6 Transport Network Evolution
    7. 7.7 Industry Outlook
    8. 7.8 Summary Insights
    9. References
  14. 8: Core Networks and Operations Support Systems
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Core Network
    3. 8.3 Operations Support Systems (OSS)
    4. 8.4 Industry Outlook
    5. 8.5 Summary Insights
    6. References
  15. 9: IMS, Services and Applications
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 What is IMS?
    3. 9.3 3GPP IMS
    4. 9.4 3GPP IMS and WiMAX
    5. 9.5 3GPP2 Multi Media Domain (MMD)
    6. 9.6 IMS in Other Standard Bodies
    7. 9.7 Common IMS
    8. 9.8 Protocols
    9. 9.9 Services and Applications
    10. 9.10 Challenges
    11. 9.11 IMS Absence in Existing 3G Networks
    12. 9.12 Advance Services and Applications
    13. 9.13 Mobile Content Development
    14. 9.14 Key SDOs and Forums
    15. 9.15 Industry Outlook
    16. 9.16 Summary Insights
    17. References
  16. 10: Smart Wireless Devices
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 3G Wireless Devices’ Components
    3. 10.3 Mobile Software Platform
    4. 10.4 RF and Processors
    5. 10.5 Signal Processing
    6. 10.6 User Interface
    7. 10.7 Power Supply
    8. 10.8 Mobile Device Management
    9. 10.9 Mobile Performance Enhancement Techniques
    10. 10.10 Device Development Organizations
    11. 10.11 Devices (3GPP, 3GPP2, and WiMAX)
    12. 10.12 Industry Outlook
    13. 10.13 Summary Insights
    14. References
  17. 11: E2E Network Architecture and Mobility Management
    1. 11.1 Introduction
    2. 11.2 E2E EPS Architecture
    3. 11.3 E2E WiMAX Architecture
    4. 11.4 Mobility Management
    5. 11.5 EPS and WiMAX Interworking
    6. 11.6 EPS and EV-DO (HRPD) Interworking
    7. 11.7 WiMAX and EV-DO Interworking
    8. 11.8 Key Interoperability Challenges
    9. 11.9 Fixed Mobile Convergence
    10. 11.10 Industry Outlook
    11. 11.11 Summary Insights
    12. Reference
  18. 12: Technology Management
    1. 12.1 Introduction
    2. 12.2 Technology Strategy
    3. 12.3 Technology Development
    4. 12.4 New Product Development (NPD)
    5. 12.5 Innovation Management
    6. 12.6 Knowledge Management
    7. 12.7 Cultural Management
    8. 12.8 Technology Foresight
    9. 12.9 Technology Roadmapping
    10. 12.10 Technology Commercialization
    11. 12.11 Managed Services
    12. 12.12 Hypothetical Case
    13. 12.13 Industry Outlook
    14. 12.14 Summary Insights
    15. Reference
  19. 13: Recap and Future Outlook
    1. 13.1 Chapter Recap
    2. 13.2 Formalization of TM for Mobile Communications Ecosystem
    3. 13.3 4G
    4. 13.4 Mobile Network Infrastructure Sharing
    5. 13.5 Connecting the Next Billion Users
    6. 13.6 Green Power for Mobile
    7. 13.7 Media and Telecom Convergence
    8. 13.8 Future Outlook
    9. Reference
  20. Index