Advanced Cellular Network Planning and Optimisation: 2G/2.5G/3G...Evolution to 4G / Edition 1

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WCDMA (Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access), is an exciting third-generation (3G) mobile wireless technology that promises much higher data speeds to mobile and portable wireless devices. EDGE (Enhanced Data DSM Environment), a faster version of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless service, is designed to deliver data at rates of up to 384 Kbps and enable the delivery of multimedia and other broadband applications to mobile phone and computer users. This exciting new text provides comprehensive coverage of cellular network planning and optimization, focusing on radio, transmission and core networks and also exploring the current status and future potential of WCDMA. Its strength lies in the equal treatment it accords to GSM, GPRS and EDGE technologies, each of which account for approximately 30% of the overall content. The author's aim is to examine the full range of potential scenarios and problems faced by those who design these types of cellular network and to provide advice and solutions all backed up with real-world examples. This highly practical guide is rooted in theory to include the necessary background for taking the reader through the planning, implementation and management stages for each type of network Acts as a fundamental, practical resource for those engaged in the design of cellular networks, focusing on radio, transmission and core systems Adopts a broad approach, devoting equal coverage to GSM, GPRS and EDGE Provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of WCDMA technology and emphasizes advances in E2E (end-to-end) network planning Illustrates key points throughout using real-world examples. This book is suitable for new and experienced network planning engineers (radio, transmission and core) and graduates students on mobile communications courses. Also, experts working on integrated systems along with scientists, engineers and professors working in the mobile communications field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470014714
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 6.93 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Ajay Ranjan Mishra received his M. Tech in Microwave Electronics from University of Delhi in 1997. Since then, he has been working with Nokia Networks. He has been involved not only in the research and development of network designing and optimization for all three generations of the networks, but also in the deployment of these networks globally. His current interests are issues related to the design and performance of third, fourth and mixed cellular networks. He has several publications to his credit, including most recently “Fundamentals of Network Planning and Optimization for Wireless Communications: 2G, 3G and systems beyond” by Wiley (2003).

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Table of Contents




1 Cellular Networks (Ajay R Mishra).

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 First Generation Cellular Networks.

1.3 Second Generation Cellular Networks.

1.4 Third Generation Cellular Networks.

2 Radio Network Planning and Optimisation (Johanna Kähkönen, Nezha Larhrissi, Cameron Gillis, Mika Sárkioja, Ajay R Mishra and Tarun Sharma).

2.1 Radio Network Planning Process.

2.2 Preplanning in a GSM Radio Network.

2.3 Radio Network Dimensioning.

2.4 Radio Wave Propagation.

2.5 Coverage Planning.

2.6 Capacity Planning.

2.7 Frequency Planning.

2.8 Parameter Planning.

2.9 Radio Network Optimisation.

3 Transmission Network Planning and Optimisation (Ajay R Mishra and Jussi Viero).

3.1 Access Transmission Network Planning Process.

3.2 Fundamentals of Transmission.

3.3 Digital Hierarchies – PDH and SDH.

3.4 Microwave Link Planning.

3.5 Microwave Propagation.

3.6 Interface Planning.

3.7 Topology Planning.

3.8 Frequency Planning and Interference.

3.9 Equipment Planning.

3.10 Timeslot Planning.

3.12 Transmission Management.

3.13 Parameter Planning.

3.14 Transmission Network Optimisation.

4 Core Network Planning and Optimisation (James Mungai, Sameer Mathur, Carlos Crespo and Ajay R Mishra).

Part I: Circuit Switched Core Network Planning and Optimisation.

4.1 Network Design Process.

4.2 Detailed Network Planning.

4.3 Network Evolution.

4.4 3GPP Release 4 Circuit Core Network.

4.5 CS Core Detailed Network Planning.

4.6 User Plane Detailed Planning.

4.7 CS Core Network Optimisation.

Part II: Packet Switched Core Network Planning and Optimisation.

4.8 Introduction to the PS Core Network.

4.9 IP Addressing.

4.10 IP Routing Protocols.

4.11 Dimensioning.

4.12 IP backbone Planning and Dimensioning.

4.13 Mobile Packet Core Architecture Planning.

4.14 Packet Core Network Optimisation.

4.15 Security.

4.16 Quality of Service.

5 Fourth Generation Mobile Networks (Ajay R Mishra).

5.1 Beyond 3G.

5.2 4G Network Architecture.

5.3 Feature Framework in a 4G Network.

5.4 Planning Overview for 4G Networks.

5.5 OFDM.

5.6 All-IP Network.

5.7 Challenges and Limitations of 4G Networks.

Appendix A: Roll-Out Network Project Management (Joydeep Hazra).

Appendix B: HSDPA (Rafael Sànchez-Mejías).

Appendix C: Digital Video Broadcasting (Lino Dalma).

Appendix D: TETRA Network Planning (Massimiliano Mattina).

Suggested Reading.


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