GSM - Architecture, Protocols and Services

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With around 3 billion subscribers, GSM is the world's most commonly used technology for wireless communication. Providing an overview of the innovations that have fuelled this phenomena, GSM: Architecture, Protocols and Services, Third Edition offers a clear introduction to the field of cellular systems. Special emphasis is placed on system architecture and protocol aspects, and topics range from addressing concepts through mobility management to network management.

This third edition contains around 25% new and reworked material and has been thoroughly updated to encompass recent advances and future trends. It serves as both an introductory textbook for graduate students as well as a reference resource for telecommunications engineers and researchers.

This edition:

  • Presents capacity enhancement methods like sectorization, the application of adaptive antennas for Spatial Filtering for Interference Reduction (SFIR) and Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
  • Provides a detailed introduction to GPRS, HSCSD, and EDGE for packet-switched services and higher data rates
  • Features updated coverage on the vastly expanded range of GSM services, including an examination of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
  • Adopts a highly graphical approach with numerous illustrations
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 The mobile radio channel and the cellular principle
9
3 System architecture and addressing
43
4 Air interface physical layer
57
5 Protocols
121
6 Roaming and handover
183
7 Services
211
8 Improved data services in GSM GPRS HSCSD and EDGE
233
9 Beyond GSM and UMTS 4G
269
Appendices
271
References
313
Index
317
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Jörg Eberspächer is head of the Institute of Communication Networks at the Technische Universität München (TUM). His current research interests are high-speed and fault-tolerant communication networks: photonic networks, next generation QoS Internet, mobile networks and multimedia services.

Hans-Jörg Vögel is currently product manager for The Fantastic Corporation, where he is responsible for designing and developing new products, solutions and services in the field of broadband and mobile multimedia.

Christian Bettstetter received a Dipl-Ing degree in electrical engineering and information technology from TUM in 1998 and has since held various research posts. His current areas of interest include ad hoc networking, mobile Internet and mobility management.

Christian Hartmann is also affiliated to the Technische Universität in München. He has extensive experience in the field of telecommunications.

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