Introduction to 3G Mobile Communications, 2/e
This newly revised edition of an Artech House bestseller provides you with an up-to-date introduction to third generation (3G) mobile communication system principles, concepts, and applications. The book clearly presents the basics of UMTS systems in one comprehensive volume, without bogging you down with advanced mathematics. The second edition includes an even more thorough treatment of potential 3G applications and descriptions of new, emerging technologies such as 3G System Release number 5, HSDPA, and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS). It also features discussions on both 3GPP and 3GPP2 evolution paths, the specification process, and future 3G upgrades.
You get a complete overview of UMTS systems, information on the latest 3G technology standards, a review of the wideband CDMA air interface,?network architecture details, and guidance in network planning and management. Other key topics include new concepts in the UMTS network, 3G system signaling procedures, 3G services and applications, modulation and coding, and standardization organizations and industry groups. An exhaustive list of references, including key website addresses, is provided in every chapter to help you gain access to further information.
Table of contents:
Overview - History of Mobile Cellular Systems. Overview of 3G. Proposals for 3G Standard. 3GPP. 3GPP2. 3G Evolution Paths
CDMA Principles - Radio-Channel Access Schemes. Spread Spectrum. RAKE Receiver. Power Control. Handovers. Multiuser Detection. TDD.
Wideband CDMA Air Interface: Physical Layer - General. Channels. Spreading and Scrambling Codes. Diversity. Transport Formats. Data Through Layer 1.
Modulation Techniques and Spread Spectrum - Spreading Techniques. Data Modulation.
Spreading Codes - Orthogonal Codes. Pseudo-Noise Codes. Synchronization Codes. Autocorrelation and Cross-Correlation. Intercell Interference.
Channel Coding - Coding? Processes. Coding Theory. Block Codes. Convolutional Codes. Turbo Codes. Channel Coding in UTRAN.
WCDMA Air Interface: Protocol Stack - General Points. Control Plane. Medium Access Control. Radio Link Control. Radio Resource Control. RRC Protocol States. Location Management in UTRAN. Core Network Protocols in the Air Interface. User Plane. Packet Data Convergence. Protocol. Broadcast/Multicast Control. Data Protocols. Dual-System Protocol Stack in UE.
Network - General Discussion. Evolution from GSM. UMTS Network Structure. Core Network. UMTS Radio Access Network. GSM Radio Access Network. Interfaces. Network Protocols. UMTS Network Evolution - Release 5.
Network Planning - Importance of Network Planning. Differences Between TDMA and CDMA. Network Planning Terminology. Network Planning Process. Network Planning in WCDMA. Admission Control. Congestion Control.
Network Management - Telecommunication Management Architecture. Charging. Billing. Service Providers versus Operators.
Procedures - RRC Connection Procedures. Radio Bearer Procedures. Data Transmission. Handovers. Random Access Procedure.
New Concepts in the UMTS Network - Locations Services. High-Speed Downlink Packet Access. Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service. Multimedia Messaging Service. Super-Charger. Prepaging. Gateway Location Register. Optimal Routing. Adaptive Multirate Codec. Support of Localized Service Area. Smart Antennas.
3G Services - Service Categories. Teleservices. Bearer Services Supplementary Services. Services Capabilities. Quality of Service Classes.
3G Applications - Justification for 3G. Path into the Market. Applications as Competition Tools. Application Technologies. Multimedia. Traffic Characteristics of 3G Applications. M-Commerce. Examples of 3G Applications. Terminals.
The Future - New Spectrum. Satellites. 3G Upgrades. Downlink Bottleneck. 4G Vision.
Specifications - Specification Process. Releases.
Appendixes. List of Acronyms. About the Author. Index.