SAE and the Evolved Packet Core

SAE and the Evolved Packet Core
Author: Magnus Olsson,Stefan Rommer,Catherine Mulligan,Shabnam Sultana,Lars Frid
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780080888705
ISBN 13: 0080888704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SAE and the Evolved Packet Core Book Review:

This book provides a clear, concise, complete and authoritative introduction to System Architecture Evolution (SAE) standardization work and its main outcome: the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), including potential services and operational scenarios. After providing an insightful overview of SAE’s historical development, the book gives detailed explanations of the EPC architecture and key concepts as an introduction. In-depth technical descriptions of EPC follow, including thorough functional accounts of the different components of EPC, protocols, network entities and procedures. Case studies of deployment scenarios show how the functions described within EPC are placed within a live network context, while a description of the services that are predicted to be used shows what EPC as a core network can enable. This book is an essential resource for professionals and students who need to understand the latest developments in SAE and EPC, the 'engine' that connects broadband access to the internet. All of the authors have from their positions with Ericsson been actively involved in GPRS, SAE and 3GPP from a business and technical perspective for many years. Several of the authors have also been actively driving the standardization efforts within 3GPP. "There is no doubt that this book, which appears just when the mobile industry starts its transition away from legacy GSM/GPRS and UMTS networks into the future will become the reference work on SAE/LTE. There are no better qualified persons than the authors of this book to provide both communication professionals and an interested general public with insights into the inner workings of SAE/LTE. Not only are they associated with one of the largest mobile network equipment vendors in the world, they have all actively contributed to and, in some cases, been the driving forces behind the development of SAE/LTE within 3GPP." - from the foreword by Dr. Ulf Nilsson, TeliaSonera R&D, Mobility Core and Connectivity "The authors have done an excellent job in writing this book. Their familiarity with the requirements, concepts and solution alternatives, as well as the standardization work allows them to present the material in a way that provides easy communication between Architecture and Standards groups and Planning/ Operational groups within service provider organizations." - from the foreword by Dr. Kalyani Bogineni, Principal Architect, Verizon Up-to-date coverage of SAE including the latest standards development Easily accessible overview of the architecture and concepts defined by SAE Thorough description of the Evolved Packet Core for LTE, fixed and other wireless accesses Comprehensive explanation of SAE key concepts, security and Quality-of-Service Covers potential service and operator scenarios including interworking with existing 3GPP and 3GPP2 systems Detailed walkthrough of network entities, protocols and procedures Written by established experts in the SAE standardization process, all of whom have extensive experience and understanding of its goals, history and vision

SAE and the Evolved Packet Core

SAE and the Evolved Packet Core
Author: Magnus Olsson
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780123748263
ISBN 13: 0123748267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SAE and the Evolved Packet Core Book Review:

Get a comprehensive and detailed insight into the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with this clear, concise and authoritative guide - a fully updated second edition that covers the latest standards and industry developments KEY FEATURES . The only book to describe and explain the entire EPC including architecture, features and protocols, giving you the knowledge and insight to see the potential in EPC, develop EPC products and deploy LTE/EPC mobile broadband Networks . The Second Edition includes 150+ new pages and numerous new illustrations. The content has also been focused towards the mainstream deployment scenarios . Written by established experts in the 3GPP standardization process, with extensive, in-depth experience of its goals, development and future direction . Case studies of deployment scenarios show how the functions described within EPC are placed within a live network context . Forewords written by Dr. Kalyani Bogineni and Dr. Ulf Nilsson DESCRIPTION . The latest additions to the Evolved Packet System (EPS) including e.g. Positioning, User Data Management, eMBMS, SRVCC, VoLTE, CSFB . A detailed description of the nuts and bolts of EPC that are required to really get services up and running on a variety of operator networks . An in-depth overview of the EPC architecture and its connections to the wide variety of network accesses, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, WCDMA/HSPA, GSM, WiFi, etc. . The most common operator scenarios of EPS and the common issues faced in their design . The reasoning behind many of the design decisions taken in EPC, in order to understand the full details and background of the all-IP core NEW CONTENT TO THIS EDITION . 150+ New pages, new illustrations and call flows . Covers 3GPP Release 9, 10 and 11 in addition to release 8 . Expanded coverage on Diameter protocol, interface and messages . Architecture overview . Positioning . User Data Management . eMBMS (LTE Broadcasting) . H(e)NodeB/Femto Cells . LIPA/SIPTO/Breakout architectures . Deployment Scenarios . WiFi interworking . VoLTE/MMTel, CS fallback and SRVCC SAE is the core network that supports LTE, the next key stage in development of the UMTS network to provide mobile broadband. It aims to provide an efficient, cost-effective solution for the ever-increasing number of mobile broadband subscribers There is no other book on the market that covers the entire SAE network architecture; this book summarizes the important parts of the standards, but goes beyond mere description and offers real insight and explanation of the technology Fully updated with the latest developments since the first edition published, and now including additional material and insights on industry trends and views regarding future potential applications of SAE

Evolved Packet System EPS

Evolved Packet System  EPS
Author: Pierre Lescuyer,Thierry Lucidarme
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780470723661
ISBN 13: 0470723661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolved Packet System EPS Book Review:

2G/GSM and 3G/UMTS are key mobile communication technologies, chosen by more than 2 billion people around the world. In order to adapt to new services, increasing demand for user bandwidth, quality of service and requirements for network convergence, major evolutions are introduced in 3G network standard. Evolved Packet System (EPS) presents the EPS evolution of the 3G/UMTS standard introduced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard committee. This new topic is looked at from a system perspective, from the radio interface to network and service architecture. Hundreds of documents being issued by Standard organisations are summarised in one book to allow the reader to get an accessible comprehensive view of EPS evolution. Proposes a system view of Evolved UMTS, from the radio to Core and service architecture Gives a comprehensive and global view of the system that technical specifications do not provide Describes the new system as well as the inheritance and migration from 2G/GSM and 3G/UMTS Written by experts in the field who specialise in two complementary but very different technical domains (i.e. "radio interface" and "network architecture") Contains many figures and examples for better understanding. This book is essential for industry professionals in the telecommunication business, telecommunication system architects and designers, product manufacturers and operators and postgraduate students.

EPC and 4G Packet Networks

EPC and 4G Packet Networks
Author: Magnus Olsson,Catherine Mulligan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 012394595X
ISBN 13: 9780123945952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EPC and 4G Packet Networks Book Review:

Future mobile access networks will require upgraded telecommunications networks; 3G LTE/ SAE is the next step, allowing data rates above 100 Mbps. Telecommunications engineers will need to understand the new SAE/ EPC architecture and its tendency towards automatic configuration, but the complexity, length and dryness of the standards documents make it difficult for them to find the information they need and work out how to apply it to their daily product and network development. This book - a new edition of SAE and the Evolved Packet Core - provides clear, concise and comprehensive coverage of the entire SAE/ EPC architecture, explaining concepts and standards and how they are used in commercial service settings. More than just a précis of the standards, it gives real insight into their development and the real-world scenarios in which they have been used since the publication of the first edition. This second edition places more emphasis on key aspects such as mobile systems and protocols (Diameter, GTP, S1-AP), and includes new coverage of femtocells, SIPTO, LIPA, LTE relay and LTE Advanced. Up-to-date coverage of SAE including the latest standards development Easily accessible overview of the architecture and concepts defined by SAE Thorough description of the Evolved Packet Core for LTE, fixed and other wireless accesses Comprehensive explanation of SAE key concepts, security and Quality-of-Service Covers potential service and operator scenarios including interworking with existing 3GPP and 3GPP2 systems Detailed walkthrough of network entities, protocols and procedures Written by established experts in the SAE standardization process, all of whom have extensive experience and understanding of its goals, history and vision

The LTE SAE Deployment Handbook

The LTE   SAE Deployment Handbook
Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 1119961114
ISBN 13: 9781119961116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LTE SAE Deployment Handbook Book Review:

Describing the essential aspects that need to be considered during the deployment and operational phases of 3GPP LTE/SAE networks, this book gives a complete picture of LTE systems, as well as providing many examples from operational networks. It demystifies the structure, functioning, planning and measurements of both the radio and core aspects of the evolved 3G system. The content includes an overview of the LTE/SAE environment, architectural and functional descriptions of the radio and core network, functionality of the LTE applications, international roaming principles, security solutions and network measurement methods. In addition, this book gives essential guidelines and recommendations about the transition from earlier mobile communications systems towards the LTE/SAE era and the next generation of LTE, LTE-Advanced. The book is especially suitable for the operators that face new challenges in the planning and deployment phases of LTE/SAE, and is also useful for network vendors, service providers, telecommunications consultancy companies and technical institutes as it provides practical information about the realities of the system. Presents the complete end-to-end planning and measurement guidelines for the realistic deployment of networks Explains the essential and realistic aspects of commercial LTE systems as well as the future possibilities An essential tool during the development of transition strategies from other network solutions towards LTE/SAE Contains real-world case studies and examples to help readers understand the practical side of the system

LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless

LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless
Author: Agilent Technologies
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2013-04
ISBN 10: 1119962579
ISBN 13: 9781119962571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless Book Review:

A practical guide to LTE design, test and measurement, this new edition has been updated to include the latest developments This book presents the latest details on LTE from a practical and technical perspective. Written by Agilent’s measurement experts, it offers a valuable insight into LTE technology and its design and test challenges. Chapters cover the upper layer signaling and system architecture evolution (SAE). Basic concepts such as MIMO and SC-FDMA, the new uplink modulation scheme, are introduced and explained, and the authors look into the challenges of verifying the designs of the receivers, transmitters and protocols of LTE systems. The latest information on RF and signaling conformance testing is delivered by authors participating in the LTE 3GPP standards committees. This second edition has been considerably revised to reflect the most recent developments of the technologies and standards. Particularly important updates include an increased focus on LTE-Advanced as well as the latest testing specifications. Fully updated to include the latest information on LTE 3GPP standards Chapters on conformance testing have been majorly revised and there is an increased focus on LTE-Advanced Includes new sections on testing challenges as well as over the air MIMO testing, protocol testing and the most up-to-date test capabilities of instruments Written from both a technical and practical point of view by leading experts in the field

An Introduction to LTE

An Introduction to LTE
Author: Christopher Cox
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN 10: 1118818016
ISBN 13: 9781118818015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to LTE Book Review:

Following on from the successful first edition (March 2012), this book gives a clear explanation of what LTE does and how it works. The content is expressed at a systems level, offering readers the opportunity to grasp the key factors that make LTE the hot topic amongst vendors and operators across the globe. The book assumes no more than a basic knowledge of mobile telecommunication systems, and the reader is not expected to have any previous knowledge of the complex mathematical operations that underpin LTE. This second edition introduces new material for the current state of the industry, such as the new features of LTE in Releases 11 and 12, notably coordinated multipoint transmission and proximity services; the main short- and long-term solutions for LTE voice calls, namely circuit switched fallback and the IP multimedia subsystem; and the evolution and current state of the LTE market. It also extends some of the material from the first edition, such as inter-operation with other technologies such as GSM, UMTS, wireless local area networks and cdma2000; additional features of LTE Advanced, notably heterogeneous networks and traffic offloading; data transport in the evolved packet core; coverage and capacity estimation for LTE; and a more rigorous treatment of modulation, demodulation and OFDMA. The author breaks down the system into logical blocks, by initially introducing the architecture of LTE, explaining the techniques used for radio transmission and reception and the overall operation of the system, and concluding with more specialized topics such as LTE voice calls and the later releases of the specifications. This methodical approach enables readers to move on to tackle the specifications and the more advanced texts with confidence.

5G Core Networks

5G Core Networks
Author: Stefan Rommer,Peter Hedman,Magnus Olsson,Lars Frid,Shabnam Sultana,Catherine Mulligan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN 10: 008103010X
ISBN 13: 9780081030103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

5G Core Networks Book Review:

5G Core Networks: Powering Digitalization provides an overview of the 5G Core network architecture, as well as giving descriptions of cloud technologies and the key concepts in the 3GPP rel-15/16 specifications. Written by the authors who are heavily involved in development of the 5G standards and who wrote the successful book on EPC and 4G Packet Networks, this book provides an authoritative reference on the technologies and standards of the 3GPP 5G Core network. Content includes: An overview of the 5G Core Architecture The Stand-Alone and Non-Stand-Alone Architectures Detailed presentation of 5G Core key concepts An overview of 5G Radio and Cloud technologies Learn The differences between the 5G Core network and previous core network generations How the interworking with previous network standards is defined Why certain functionality has been included and what is beyond the scope of 5G Core How the specifications relate to state-of-the-art web-scale concepts and virtualization technologies Details of the protocol and service descriptions Examples of network deployment options Provides a clear, concise and comprehensive view of 5GS/5GC Written by established experts in the 5GS/5GC standardization process, all of whom have extensive experience and understanding of its goals, history and vision Covers potential service and operator scenarios for each architecture Explains the Service Based Architecture, Network Slicing and support of Edge Computing, describing the benefits they will bring Explains what options and parts of the standards will initially be deployed in real networks, along with their migration paths

Introduction to Mobile Network Engineering GSM 3G WCDMA LTE and the Road to 5G

Introduction to Mobile Network Engineering  GSM  3G WCDMA  LTE and the Road to 5G
Author: Alexander Kukushkin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 6
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 1119484103
ISBN 13: 9781119484103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Mobile Network Engineering GSM 3G WCDMA LTE and the Road to 5G Book Review:

Summarizes and surveys current LTE technical specifications and implementation options for engineers and newly qualified support staff Concentrating on three mobile communication technologies, GSM, 3G-WCDMA, and LTE—while majorly focusing on Radio Access Network (RAN) technology—this book describes principles of mobile radio technologies that are used in mobile phones and service providers’ infrastructure supporting their operation. It introduces some basic concepts of mobile network engineering used in design and rollout of the mobile network. It then follows up with principles, design constraints, and more advanced insights into radio interface protocol stack, operation, and dimensioning for three major mobile network technologies: Global System Mobile (GSM) and third (3G) and fourth generation (4G) mobile technologies. The concluding sections of the book are concerned with further developments toward next generation of mobile network (5G). Those include some of the major features of 5G such as a New Radio, NG-RAN distributed architecture, and network slicing. The last section describes some key concepts that may bring significant enhancements in future technology and services experienced by customers. Introduction to Mobile Network Engineering: GSM, 3G-WCDMA, LTE and the Road to 5G covers the types of Mobile Network by Multiple Access Scheme; the cellular system; radio propagation; mobile radio channel; radio network planning; EGPRS - GPRS/EDGE; Third Generation Network (3G), UMTS; High Speed Packet data access (HSPA); 4G-Long Term Evolution (LTE) system; LTE-A; and Release 15 for 5G. Focuses on Radio Access Network technologies which empower communications in current and emerging mobile network systems Presents a mix of introductory and advanced reading, with a generalist view on current mobile network technologies Written at a level that enables readers to understand principles of radio network deployment and operation Based on the author’s post-graduate lecture course on Wireless Engineering Fully illustrated with tables, figures, photographs, working examples with problems and solutions, and section summaries highlighting the key features of each technology described Written as a modified and expanded set of lectures on wireless engineering taught by the author, Introduction to Mobile Network Engineering: GSM, 3G-WCDMA, LTE and the Road to 5G is an ideal text for post-graduate and graduate students studying wireless engineering, and industry professionals requiring an introduction or refresher to existing technologies.

The Telecommunications Handbook

The Telecommunications Handbook
Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 1118678885
ISBN 13: 9781118678886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Telecommunications Handbook Book Review:

This practical handbook and reference provides a complete understanding of the telecommunications field supported by descriptions and case examples throughout Taking a practical approach, The Telecommunications Handbook examines the principles and details of all of the major and modern telecommunications systems currently available to industry and to end-users. It gives essential information about usage, architectures, functioning, planning, construction, measurements and optimisation. The structure of the book is modular, giving both overall descriptions of the architectures and functionality of typical use cases, as well as deeper and practical guidelines for telecom professionals. The focus of the book is on current and future networks, and the most up-to-date functionalities of each network are described in sufficient detail for deployment purposes. The contents include an introduction to each technology, its evolution path, feasibility and utilization, solution and network architecture, and technical functioning of the systems (signalling, coding, different modes for channel delivery and security of core and radio system). The planning of the core and radio networks (system-specific field test measurement guidelines, hands-on network planning advices and suggestions for the parameter adjustments) and future systems are also described. Each chapter covers aspects individually for easy reference, including approaches such as: functional blocks, protocol layers, hardware and software, planning, optimization, use cases, challenges, solutions to potential problems Provides very practical detail on the planning and operation of networks to enable readers to apply the content in real-world deployments Bridges the gap between the communications in the academic context and the practical knowledge and skills needed to work in the telecommunications industry Section divisions include: General theory; Fixed telecommunications; Mobile communications; Space communications; Other and special communications; and Planning and management of telecommunication networks Covers new commercial and enhanced systems deployed, such as IPv6 based networks, LTE-Advanced and GALILEO An essential reference for Technical personnel at telecom operators; equipment and terminal manufacturers; Engineers working for network operators.

The LTE Advanced Deployment Handbook

The LTE Advanced Deployment Handbook
Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 1118484800
ISBN 13: 9781118484807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LTE Advanced Deployment Handbook Book Review:

LTE-Advanced is the new Global standard which is expected to create a foundation for the future wireless broadband services. The standard incorporates all the latest technologies recently developed in the field of wireless communications. Presented in a modular style, the book provides an introductory description for beginners as well as practical guidelines for telecom specialists. It contains an introductory module that is suitable for the initial studies of the technology based on the 3GPPRelease 10, 11 and beyond of LTE and SAE. The latter part of the book is suitable for experienced professionals who will benefit from the practical descriptions of the physical core and radio network planning, end-to-end performance measurements, physical network construction and optimization of the system. The focus of the book is in the functioning, planning, construction, measurements and optimization of the radio and core networks of the Release 10 and beyond of the 3GPP LTE and SAE standards. It looks at the practical description of the Advanced version of the LTE/SAE, how to de-mystify the LTE-Advanced functionality and planning, and how to carry out practical measurements of the system. In general, the book describes "how-to-do-it" for the 4G system which is compliant with the ITU-R requirements.

An Introduction to LTE

An Introduction to LTE
Author: Christopher Cox
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012-04-16
ISBN 10: 1119970385
ISBN 13: 9781119970385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to LTE Book Review:

An Introduction to LTE explains the technology used by 3GPP Long Term Evolution. The book covers the whole of LTE, both the techniques used for radio communication between the base station and the mobile phone, and the techniques used for signalling communication and data transport in the evolved packet core. It avoids unnecessary detail, focussing instead on conveying a sound understanding of the entire system. The book is aimed at mobile telecommunication professionals, who want to understand what LTE is and how it works. It is invaluable for engineers who are working on LTE, notably those who are transferring from other technologies such as UMTS and cdma2000, those who are experts in one part of LTE but who want to understand the system as a whole, and those who are new to mobile telecommunications altogether. It is also relevant to those working in non technical roles, such as project managers, marketing executives and intellectual property consultants. On completing the book, the reader will have a clear understanding of LTE, and will be able to tackle the more specialised books and the 3GPP specifications with confidence. Key features - Covers the latest developments in release 10 of the 3GPP specifications, including the new capabilities of LTE-Advanced Includes references to individual sections of the 3GPP specifications, to help readers understand the principles of each topic before going to the specifications for more detailed information Requires no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunications, or of the mathematical techniques that LTE uses for radio transmission and reception

LTE Security

LTE Security
Author: Dan Forsberg,Günther Horn,Wolf-Dietrich Moeller,Valtteri Niemi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1119957303
ISBN 13: 9781119957300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LTE Security Book Review:

Addressing the security solutions for LTE, a cellular technology from Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), this book shows how LTE security substantially extends GSM and 3G security. It also encompasses the architectural aspects, known as SAE, to give a comprehensive resource on the topic. Although the security for SAE/LTE evolved from the security for GSM and 3G, due to different architectural and business requirements of fourth generation systems the SAE/LTE security architecture is substantially different from its predecessors. This book presents in detail the security mechanisms employed to meet these requirements. Whilst the industry standards inform how to implement systems, they do not provide readers with the underlying principles behind security specifications. LTE Security fills this gap by providing first hand information from 3GPP insiders who explain the rationale for design decisions. Key features: Provides a concise guide to the 3GPP/LTE Security Standardization specifications Authors are leading experts who participated in decisively shaping SAE/LTE security in the relevant standardization body, 3GPP Shows how GSM and 3G security was enhanced and extended to meet the requirements of fourth generation systems Gives the rationale behind the standards specifications enabling readers to have a broader understanding of the context of these specifications Explains why LTE security solutions are designed as they are and how theoretical security mechanisms can be put to practical use

Voice over LTE

Voice over LTE
Author: Miikka Poikselkä,Harri Holma,Jukka Hongisto,Juha Kallio,Antti Toskala
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN 10: 1119951682
ISBN 13: 9781119951681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice over LTE Book Review:

Describes the technological solutions and standards which will enable the migration of voice and SMS services over to LTE/EPC networks Main drivers for the introduction of Long Term Evolution of UTRAN (LTE) is to provide far better end user experience for mobile broadband services. However, service providers also need to have a clear strategy of how to offer voice and messaging services for consumers and enterprises. The voice service over LTE is becoming increasingly important when the smartphone penetration is increasing rapidly. Smartphones require both good quality voice and high speed broadband data. This book provides the exhaustive view to industry-approved technologies and standards behind the Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Whether a decision maker or technology analyst, this book explains a topic of substantial global market interest. It provides a good introduction to the technology and is useful for operators who may be deploying VoLTE, product managers responsible for VoLTE products and those who work in implementation and standardization of related technologies. Provides a comprehensive overview of industry-approved technologies and standards, providing vital information for decision makers and those working on the technology Written by authors working at the cutting edge of mobile communications technology today, bringing a mix of standards and product background, guaranteeing in-depth practical and standards information Covering the technical and practical elements of VoLTE, explaining the various approaches for providing voice services over LTE

Fundamentals of LTE

Fundamentals of LTE
Author: Arunabha Ghosh,Jun Zhang,Jeffrey G. Andrews,Rias Muhamed
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-09-09
ISBN 10: 9780137033898
ISBN 13: 0137033893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of LTE Book Review:

The Definitive Guide to LTE Technology Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the next step in the GSM evolutionary path beyond 3G technology, and it is strongly positioned to be the dominant global standard for 4G cellular networks. LTE also represents the first generation of cellular networks to be based on a flat IP architecture and is designed to seamlessly support a variety of different services, such as broadband data, voice, and multicast video. Its design incorporates many of the key innovations of digital communication, such as MIMO (multiple input multiple output) and OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access), that mandate new skills to plan, build, and deploy an LTE network. In Fundamentals of LTE , four leading experts from academia and industry explain the technical foundations of LTE in a tutorial style—providing a comprehensive overview of the standards. Following the same approach that made their recent Fundamentals of WiMAX successful, the authors offer a complete framework for understanding and evaluating LTE. Topics include Cellular wireless history and evolution: Technical advances, market drivers, and foundational networking and communications technologies Multicarrier modulation theory and practice: OFDM system design, peak-to-average power ratios, and SC-FDE solutions Frequency Domain Multiple Access: OFDMA downlinks, SC-FDMA uplinks, resource allocation, and LTE-specific implementation Multiple antenna techniques and tradeoffs: spatial diversity, interference cancellation, spatial multiplexing, and multiuser/networked MIMO LTE standard overview: air interface protocol, channel structure, and physical layers Downlink and uplink transport channel processing: channel encoding, modulation mapping, Hybrid ARQ, multi-antenna processing, and more Physical/MAC layer procedures and scheduling: channel-aware scheduling, closed/open-loop multi-antenna processing, and more Packet flow, radio resource, and mobility management: RLC, PDCP, RRM, and LTE radio access network mobility/handoff procedures

Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization

Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization
Author: Ashutosh Dutta,Henning Schulzrinne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-03-07
ISBN 10: 1118825373
ISBN 13: 9781118825372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization Book Review:

This book provides a common framework for mobility management that considers the theoretical and practical aspects of systems optimization for mobile networks. In this book, the authors show how an optimized system of mobility management can improve the quality of service in existing forms of mobile communication. Furthermore, they provide a theoretical approach to mobility management, as well as developing the model for systems optimization, including practical case studies using network layer and mobility layer protocols in different deployment scenarios. The authors also address the different ways in which the specific mobility protocol can be developed, taking into account numerous factors including security, configuration, authentication, quality of service, and movement patterns of the mobiles. Key Features: Defines and discusses a common set of optimization methodologies and their application to all mobility protocols for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks Applies these technologies in the context of various layers: MAC layer, network layer, transport layer and application layer covering 802.11, LTE, WiMax, CDMA networks and protocols such as SIP, MIP, HIP, VoIP, and many more Provides a thorough analysis of the required steps during a mobility event such as discovery, network selection, configuration, authentication, security association, encryption, binding update, and media direction Includes models and tables illustrating the analysis of mobility management as well as architecture of sample wireless and mobility test beds built by the authors, involving inter-domain and intra-domain mobility scenarios This book is an excellent resource forprofessionals and systems architects in charge of designing wireless networks for commercial (3G/4G), LTE, IMS, military and Ad Hoc environment. It will be useful deployment guide for the architects wireless service providers. Graduate students, researchers in industry and academia, and systems engineers will also find this book of interest.

Design Deployment and Performance of 4G LTE Networks

Design  Deployment and Performance of 4G LTE Networks
Author: Ayman ElNashar,Mohamed A. El-saidny,Mahmoud Sherif
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN 10: 1118703448
ISBN 13: 9781118703441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Deployment and Performance of 4G LTE Networks Book Review:

This book provides an insight into the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE network design, performance, and deployment Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks addresses the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G networks design, performance, and deployment. In addition, the book focuses on the end-to-end aspects of the LTE network architecture and different deployment scenarios of commercial LTE networks. It describes the air interface of LTE focusing on the access stratum protocol layers: PDCP, RLC, MAC, and Physical Layer. The air interface described in this book covers the concepts of LTE frame structure, downlink and uplink scheduling, and detailed illustrations of the data flow across the protocol layers. It describes the details of the optimization process including performance measurements and troubleshooting mechanisms in addition to demonstrating common issues and case studies based on actual field results. The book provides detailed performance analysis of key features/enhancements such as C-DRX for Smartphones battery saving, CSFB solution to support voice calls with LTE, and MIMO techniques. The book presents analysis of LTE coverage and link budgets alongside a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. Practical link budget examples are provided for data and VoLTE scenarios. Furthermore, the reader is provided with a detailed explanation of capacity dimensioning of the LTE systems. The LTE capacity analysis in this book is presented in a comparative manner with reference to the HSPA+ network to benchmark the LTE network capacity. The book describes the voice options for LTE including VoIP protocol stack, IMS Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC). In addition, key VoLTE features are presented: Semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), TTI bundling, Quality of Service (QoS), VoIP with C-DRX, Robust Header Compression (RoHC), and VoLTE Vocoders and De-Jitter buffer. The book describes several LTE and LTE-A advanced features in the evolution from Release 8 to 10 including SON, eICIC, CA, CoMP, HetNet, Enhanced MIMO, Relays, and LBS. This book can be used as a reference for best practices in LTE networks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategy. Conveys the theoretical background of 4G-LTE networks Presents key aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE networks design and deployment Includes a realistic roadmap for evolution of deployed 3G/4G networks Addresses the practical aspects for designing and deploying commercial LTE networks. Analyzes LTE coverage and link budgets, including a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. References the best practices in LTE networks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategy Covers infrastructure-sharing scenarios for CAPEX and OPEX saving. Provides key practical aspects for supporting voice services over LTE, Written for all 4G engineers/designers working in networks design for operators, network deployment engineers, R&D engineers, telecom consulting firms, measurement/performance tools firms, deployment subcontractors, senior undergraduate students and graduate students interested in understanding the practical aspects of 4G-LTE networks as part of their classes, research, or projects.

Network Performance and Fault Analytics for LTE Wireless Service Providers

Network Performance and Fault Analytics for LTE Wireless Service Providers
Author: Deepak Kakadia,Jin Yang,Alexander Gilgur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 8132237218
ISBN 13: 9788132237211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Performance and Fault Analytics for LTE Wireless Service Providers Book Review:

This book is intended to describe how to leverage emerging technologies big data analytics and SDN, to address challenges specific to LTE and IP network performance and fault management data in order to more efficiently manage and operate an LTE wireless networks. The proposed integrated solutions permit the LTE network service provider to operate entire integrated network, from RAN to Core , from UE to application service, as one unified system and correspondingly collect and align disparate key metrics and data, using an integrated and holistic approach to network analysis. The LTE wireless network performance and fault involves the network performance and management of network elements in EUTRAN, EPC and IP transport components, not only as individual components, but also as nuances of inter-working of these components. The key metrics for EUTRAN include radio access network accessibility, retainability, integrity, availability and mobility. The key metrics for EPC include MME accessibility, mobility and capacity, SGW, PGW capacity and connectivity. In the first parts of the book, the authors describe fundamental analytics techniques, and various key network partitions - RAN, Backhaul, Metro and Core of a typical LTE Wireless Service Provider Network. The second part of the book develops more advanced analytic techniques that can be used to solve complex wireless network problems. The second part of this book also describes practical and novel solutions for LTE service network performance and fault management systems using big data engineering. Self-organizing network (SON) architecture is presented as a way to utilize network performance and fault analytics to enable network automation. SON can significantly improve operational efficiencies and speed up network deployment. This book provides various ways to leverage data science to more intelligently and reliably to automate and manage a wireless network. The contents of the book should be useful to professional engineers and networking experts involved in LTE network operations and management. The content will also be of interest to researchers, academic and corporate, interested in the developments in fault analytics in LTE networks.

Heterogeneous Networks in LTE Advanced

Heterogeneous Networks in LTE Advanced
Author: Joydeep Acharya,Long Gao,Sudhanshu Gaur
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN 10: 1118693957
ISBN 13: 9781118693957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterogeneous Networks in LTE Advanced Book Review:

A comprehensive summary of theoretical and practical developments in LTE Heterogeneous Networks The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage where it is needed. This book presents a comprehensive overview of small cell based heterogeneous networks within the framework of 3GPP LTE-Advanced which is the major enabler of current and future heterogeneous networks. The book first establishes the basics of LTE standards 8 -10. Wherever relevant, the underlying theory of wireless communications is explained and the signaling and protocol aspects of LTE Releases 8-10 are presented. Next the book presents a systematic study of the inter cell interference (eICIC and FeICIC) mechanisms that have been standardized in LTE releases 10 and 11 to mitigate the interference arising in heterogeneous networks. From simple blank subframe design and implementation, the book discusses more advanced transceiver signal processing and carrier aggregation (CA) based mechanisms to improve performance. Besides data, control channel enhancements such as enhanced PDCCH (ePDCCH) are also discussed. Subsequently the book discusses the possibility of base stations being allowed to coordinate to manage interference. This technique, called CoMP, has the potential of vastly improving network performance. However several practical challenges first have to be overcome before this potential can be realized. The book presents the different CoMP categories introduced in LTE release 11, the required signal processing and the changes that were introduced in Release-11 for supporting CoMP. The book then presents the state of the art developments in heterogeneous networks that are currently taking place in 3GPP with the initiation of Release 12. A whole array of new technologies have been introduced such as dynamic switching of small cells, new carrier types with reduced control signaling, dynamic reconfiguration of TDD-LTE, joint configuration of TDD and FDD via carrier aggregation and lastly advanced MIMO signal processing with three dimensional beamforming. All these technologies will work in unison leading to efficient operations of small cells. The authors thus comprehensively summarize the advances in heterogeneous networks over the last couple of years as reflected in various LTE releases and then look ahead at what to expect in the future. Fully illustrated throughout and with an accompanying website including Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and References to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities. The authors, being involved in LTE standardization, are well placed to give an excellent view on this topic, including valuable background and design rationale. A comprehensive summary of wireless communications theory and practical developments in LTE heterogeneous networks. Authors are experts in this field and are active members in standardization proceedings, enabling up-to-date coverage of current developments Multiple case studies explain network design optimization of various heterogeneous network deployments. Accompanying website includes Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and References to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities Essential reading for Engineers and practitioners in wireless industry.

IP Design for Mobile Networks

IP Design for Mobile Networks
Author: Mark Grayson,Kevin Shatzkamer,Scott Wainner
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2009-06-11
ISBN 10: 9781587059353
ISBN 13: 1587059355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IP Design for Mobile Networks Book Review:

As the cellular world and the Internet converge, mobile networks are transitioning from circuit to packet and the Internet Protocol (IP) is now recognized as the fundamental building block for all next-generation communication networks. The all-IP vision provides the flexibility to deliver cost-effective services and applications that meet the evolving needs of mobile users. RF engineers, mobile network designers, and system architects will be expected to have an understanding of IP fundamentals and how their role in delivering the end-to-end system is crucial for delivering the all-IP vision that makes the Internet accessible anytime, anywhere. IP Design for Mobile Networks discusses proper IP design theory to effectively plan and implement your next-generation mobile network so that IP integrates all aspects of the network. The book outlines, from both a standards and a design theory perspective, both the current and target state of mobile networks, and the technology enablers that will assist the migration. This IP transition begins with function-specific migrations of specific network domains and ends with an end-to-end IP network for radio, transport, and service delivery. The book introduces many concepts to give you exposure to the key technology trends and decision points affecting today’s mobile operators. The book is divided into three parts: Part I provides an overview of how IP is being integrated into mobile systems, including radio systems and cellular networks. Part II provides an overview of IP, the technologies used for transport and connectivity of today’s cellular networks, and how the mobile core is evolving to encompass IP technologies. Part III provides an overview of the end-to-end services network based on IP, including context awareness and services. Presents an overview of what mobile networks look like today–including protocols used, transport technologies, and how IP is being used for specific functions in mobile networks Provides an all-inclusive reference manual for IP design theory as related to the broader application of IP for mobile networks Imparts a view of upcoming trends in mobility standards to better prepare a network evolution plan for IP-based mobile networks This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers. ciscopress.com