CDMA Capacity and Quality Optimization / Edition 1

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Now that CDMA has been accepted as a key component of worldwide 3G systems, service providers, capacity planners, engineers and technicians need to understand the best methods and tools for maximizing throughput, capacity, and quality. This book provides that expertise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071399197
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2003
  • Series: Telecom Engineering Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 627
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam N. Rosenberg is an industrial mathematician who has worked in wireless and landline telephony, airline planning, railroad line optimization, used car value prediction, printed circuit board design and manufacture, image processing of flood plain maps, and, currently, hotel revenue management. He worked with the cellular founders at Bell Telephone Laboratories on Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) and, more recently, on Broadband Code Division Multiple Access (B-CDMA) at InterDigital Communications Corporation. Dr. Rosenberg earned his A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University, cum laude, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University. He can be reached at

Sid Kemp is an expert in architecture, standards, quality management, and organizational structure for information technology and telecommunications. As president of Quality Technology & Instruction (QTI), he provides clients with consulting and training that increase quality of service especially by improving teamwork between technical engineers and business experts and executives. He appreciates comments on his writing and can be reached at For updates and additional information about this book, see his corporate Web site,

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Table of Contents

A Note on Terminology
How to Use This Book
Pt. 1 Key Radio Concepts 1
1 Radio Engineering Concepts 3
2 Radio Signal Quality 25
3 The User Terminal 33
4 The Base Station 49
5 Basic Wireless Telephony 63
6 Analog Wireless Telephony (AMPS) 71
7 TDMA Wireless Telephony (GSM) 81
8 The CDMA Principle 87
Pt. 2 Standards for Cellular Systems 109
9 General Cellular Standards 111
10 Worldwide CDMA Standards 125
Pt. 3 Key Telephony Concepts 143
11 The PSTN and Telephone Switching 145
12 Telephony Engineering Concepts 163
13 Telephone Transport 175
14 Signaling with SS7 183
15 ANSI-41 191
16 Call States 207
Pt. 4 Key Data Concepts 219
17 Quality of Service (QoS) 221
18 Speech Coding 235
19 Hybrid Voice-Data Networks 247
20 Short Message Service (SMS) 257
21 Wireless Data Services 267
Pt. 5 Capacity and Quality Principles 271
22 Capacity and Quality Tradeoffs 273
23 Traffic Engineering for Voice and Data 285
24 Switching Capacity 303
25 ANSI-41 Signaling Capacity 309
26 Capacity Calculations for Cellular Networks 317
27 Conventional Reuse Principles 331
28 CDMA Principles for Multicellular Systems 355
29 CDMA Data Capacity Principles 373
30 Capacity Issues Specific to CDMA 381
Pt. 6 Planning for CDMA Capacity 395
31 Estimating Wireless Telephone Demand 397
32 Planning Locations for Base Stations 405
33 Base Station Planning 419
34 Mobile Switching Center (MSC) Planning 437
35 Backhaul Planning 447
36 Signaling Capacity Planning 455
37 MSC Transport Planning 461
38 Special Situations 469
Pt. 7 Increasing Capacity 475
39 Measuring System Performance for Growth 477
40 Turning User Complaints Into Useful Data 487
41 Increasing Capacity of a Base Station 495
42 Adding Cells to a CDMA System 501
43 Mobile Switching Center (MSC) Growth 509
44 Adding Transport 517
45 Regional Growth in a Specific Area 523
Pt. 8 Modeling for CDMA 531
46 Business-Case Models 533
47 Propagation Models 543
48 Subscriber Traffic Modeling 561
Pt. 9 Conclusion 569
49 CDMA Now and in the Future 571
App. A: Acronyms 587
App. B: Physical Units 589
Glossary 593
References 601
Index 603
About the Authors 629
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