IP-Based Next-Generation Wireless Networks: Systems, Architectures, and Protocols / Edition 1

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As wireless IP (Internet Protocol) networking technologies have become increasingly critical for the telecommunications industry, many standards organizations have sought to define a global infrastructure for wireless IP networks. This book is a practical source of up-to-date information on the growing body of specifications associated with wireless IP network architectures, systems, and protocols, with a focus on the network layer and above.

In a clear, understandable manner, the authors, both leading experts in the field, provide a detailed description and comparison of next-generation wireless networks, specifically IP-based wireless networks, and discuss critical issues that may arise in their design.

Starting with a historical look at wireless networks, the authors review the evolution of public mobile services into the current wave of mobile data services. They discuss the motivations for IP-based wireless networks and provide an overview of related architecture and standards activities, particularly as defined by 3GPP and 3GPP2, the two most influential organizations in the field.

In addition to network architecture, the book covers protocols in four major areas:

  • Signaling
  • Mobility
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Security

Comprehensive and authoritative, IP-Based Next-Generation Wireless Networks: Systems, Architectures, and Protocols is an invaluable reference for anyone seeking the clarity and perspective often difficult to obtain from standards specs.

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"…a good addition to the reference shelf for wireless network architecture. Its appearance is very timely, and workers in this area of wireless IP networks will profit by its study." (Computing Reviews.com, April 26, 2004)

"This work is appropriate for anyone with a solid understanding of traditional computer networking concepts, including IT professionals, graduate and undergraduate students.” (E-STREAMS, August 2004)

"The book captures the current state of affairs with the respect to protocols related to or influenced by wireless technologies." (IEEE Network, May/June 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471235262
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents




1. Introduction.

1.1 Evolution of Wireless Networks.
1.1.1 Wireless Local Area Networks.
1.1.2 Public Wide-Area Wireless Networks.
1.2 Evolution of Public Mobile Services.
1.2.1 First Wave of Mobile Data Services: Text-Based Instant Messaging.
1.2.2 Second Wave of Mobile Data Services: Low-Speed Mobile Internet Services.
1.2.3 Current Wave of Mobile Data Services: High-Speed and Multimedia Mobile Internet Services.
1.3 Motivations for IP-Based Wireless Networks.
1.4 3GPP, 3GPP2, and IETF.
1.4.1 3GPP.
1.4.2 3GPP2.
1.4.3 IETF.
1.5 Organization of the Book.

2. Wireless IP Network Architectures.

2.1 3GPP Packet Data Networks.
2.1.1 Network Architecture.
2.1.2 Protocol Reference Model.
2.1.3 Packet Data Protocols, Bearers, and Connections for Packet Services.
2.1.4 Packet Data Protocol (PDP) Context.
2.1.5 Steps for a Mobile to Access 3GPP Packet-Switched Services.
2.1.6 User Packet Routing and Transport.
2.1.7 Configuring PDP Addresses on Mobile Stations.
2.1.8 GPRS Attach Procedure.
2.1.9 PDP Context Activation and Modification.
2.1.10 Radio Access Bearer Assignment.
2.1.11 Packet-Switched Domain Protocol Stacks.
2.1.12 Accessing IP Networks through PS Domain.
2.2 3GPP2 Packet Data Networks.
2.2.1 3GPP2 Network Architecture.
2.2.2 3GPP2 Packet Data Network Architecture.
2.2.3 Protocol Reference Model.
2.2.4 Access to 3GPP2 Packet Data Network.
2.2.5 User Packet Routing and Transport.
2.2.6 Protocol Stacks for Packet Data Services.
2.3 MWIF All-IP Mobile Networks.
2.3.1 Network Architectures.
2.3.2 Access to MWIF Networks.
2.3.3 Session Management.

3. IP Multimedia Subsystems and Application-Level Signaling.

3.1 Signaling in IP Networks.
3.1.1 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
3.1.2 Session Description Protocol (SDP).
3.2 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).
3.2.1 IMS Architecture.
3.2.2 Mobile Station Addressing for Accessing the IMS.
3.2.3 Reference Interfaces.
3.2.4 Service Architecture.
3.2.5 Registration with the IMS.
3.2.6 Deregistration with the IMS.
3.2.7 End-to-End Signaling Flows for Session Control.
3.3 3GPP2 IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). 

4. Mobility Management.

4.1 Basic Issues in Mobility Management.
4.1.1 Impact of Naming and Addressing on Mobility Management.
4.1.2 Location Management.
4.1.3 Packet Delivery to Mobile Destinations.
4.1.4 Handoffs.
4.1.5 Roaming.
4.2 Mobility Management in IP Networks.
4.2.1 Naming and Addressing of IP Terminals.
4.2.2 Mobile IPv4.
4.2.3 MIPv4 Regional Registration.
4.2.4 Paging Extensions to Mobile IPv4.
4.2.5 Mobile IPv6.
4.2.6 SIP-Based Mobility Management.
4.2.7 Cellular IP.
4.2.8 HAWAII.
4.3 Mobility Management in 3GPP Packet Networks.
4.3.1 Packet Mobility Management (PMM) Context and States.
4.3.2 Location Management for Packet-Switched Services.
4.3.3 Routing Area Update.
4.3.4 Serving RNS Relocation.
4.3.5 Hard Handoffs.
4.3.6 Paging Initiated by Packet-Switched Core Network.
4.3.7 Service Request Procedure.
4.3.8 Handoff and Roaming Between 3GPP and Wireless LANs.
4.4 Mobility Management in 3GPP2 Packet Data Networks.
4.4.1 Packet Data Service States.
4.4.2 Location Management for Packet Data Services.
4.4.3 Handoffs for Supporting Packet Data Services.
4.4.4 Fast Inter-PDSN Handoff.
4.4.5 Paging and Sending User Data to a Dormant Mobile.
4.5 Mobility Management in MWIF Networks.
4.5.1 Handoffs.
4.6 Comparison of Mobility Management in IP, 3GPP, and 3GPP2 Networks.

5. Security.

5.1 Introduction.
5.1.1 Different Facets of Security.
5.1.2 Security Attacks.
5.1.3 Cryptography.
5.1.4 Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI).
5.2 Internet Security.
5.2.1 IP Security (IPsec).
5.2.2 Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA).
5.3 Security in Wireless Networks.
5.4 Security in IS-41.
5.4.1 Secret Keys.
5.4.2 Authentication.
5.4.3 Privacy.
5.5 Security in GSM.
5.6 Security in GPRS.
5.7 Security in 3GPP.
5.7.1 Security Principles.
5.7.2 Security Architecture.
5.7.3 Network Access Security.
5.7.4 Network Domain Security.
5.7.5 Summary.
5.8 Security in 3GPP2.
5.8.1 Network Access Security.
5.8.2 Network Domain Security.

6. Quality of Service.

6.1 Internet QoS.
6.1.1 Integrated Services (Int-Serv).
6.1.2 Differentiated Services (Diff-Serv).
6.1.3 Comparison of Int-Serv and Diff-Serv.
6.1.4 Policy-Based QoS Management.
6.2 QoS Challenges in Wireless IP Networks.
6.3 QoS in 3GPP.
6.3.1 UMTS QoS Architecture.
6.3.2 UMTS QoS Management.
6.3.3 UMTS QoS Classes.
6.3.4. QoS Attributes (QoS Profile).
6.3.5 Management of End-to-End IP QoS.
6.4 QoS in 3GPP2.
6.4.1 3GPP2 QoS Architecture.
6.4.2 3GPP2 QoS Management.
6.4.3 3GPP2 QoS Classes.
6.4.4 QoS Attributes (QoS Profile).
6.4.5 Management of End-to-End IP QoS.


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