The chapter structure has been reworked for improved “usability” for readers, as well as including many new features and updates.The successful trial, deployment, operation and troubleshooting of 3G or UMTS infrastructures and applications is the biggest challenge facing today’s mobile communications. Network element instability, network element and multi-vendor interoperability, configuration and network planning faults are just a few of the challenges affecting performance and profitability that need to be addressed. This book is an invaluable guide to resolving such problems.Highlights of the Second Edition:Includes new information and scenarios on HSPA / HSDPA / HSUPA, and IMSCovers not only WCDMA, but also TD-SCDMA issuesContains up-to-date information on releases 5 and 6, and includes a new chapter on the future releases 7 and 8Provides crucial information for network operators and equipment suppliers keen to understand how to handle and analyse UMTS signaling procedures in order to get the network into operation, detect errors and troubleshoot faultsUses first hand, real world information to explain issues which are unclear in the standardsIncludes comprehensive descriptions and documentation of UMTS reference scenarios for different UMTS proceduresThe unified comprehensive approach taken by the authors makes this book essential reading for engineers in network operators, integrators or system suppliers who need to be at the cutting edge of this technology. It will also be an invaluable resource for postgraduates on telecommunications courses, especially those with a focus on signal analysis.
Good as reference. Bad as explanatory.At the first time I saw this book over a colleague's desk I got very interested. Finally (I thought)I would get an "easier" approach to 3GPP standards and on understanding basic UMTS message flows !After buying the book and spending some time on it, I perceived that this book is, in truth, a joint of all processes described on 3GPP, without any relevant improvement on the sense of making UMTS' message flows easier to diggest... Nowadays I use it much more as a reference..
This is a great reference book for UMTS and does a great job of explaining real world examples of protocol flows. I have all of the other "standard issue" UMTS book both on the RAN and Core, this is the only one that covers all aspects.The main author Ralf Kreher is very knowledgeable; I have attended a number of his training sessions. His views on KPI's have helped to guide our strategy on UTRAN and Core analysis.I highly recommend this book...Chris
The book excellently covers UMTS signalling and protocols with detailed call setup signal flows, various Radio and packet channel allocation scenarios, HSDPA flows, and MAC flows. A must have reference before going through the various 3GPP documents.