Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem: Technology Management for Mobile Communications / Edition 1

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Taking an in-depth look at the mobile communications ecosystem, this book covers the two key components, i.e., Network and End-User Devices, in detail. Within the network, the sub components of radio access network, transmission network, core networks, services and OSS are discussed; component level discussion also features antenna diversity and interference cancellation techniques for smart wireless devices.

The role of various standard development organizations and industry forums is highlighted throughout. The ecosystem is strengthened with the addition of the Technology Management (TM) component dealing mostly with the non-technical aspects of the underlying mobile communications industry. Various aspects of TM including technology development, innovation management, knowledge management and more are also presented.

  • Focuses on OFDM-based radio technologies such as LTE & WiMAX as well as MBWA (Mobile Broadband Wireless Access)
  • Provides a vital addition to the momentum of EVDO and its migration towards LTE
  • Emphasis on radio, core, operation, architectural and performance aspects of two next generation technologies - EPS and WiMAX
  • Includes discussion of backhaul technologies and alternatives as well as issues faced by operators switching to 3G and Next Generation Mobile Networks
  • Cutting-edge research on emerging Gigabit Ethernet Microwave Radios and Carrier Ethernet transport technologies

Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem serves as a practical reference for telecom associated academia and industry to understanding mobile communications in a holistic manner, as well as assisting in preparing graduate students and fresh graduates for the marketplace by providing them with information not only on state-of-the-art technologies and standards but also on TM. By effectively focusing on the key domains of TM this book will further assist companies with improving their competitiveness in the long run. Importantly, it will provide students, engineers, researchers, technology managers and executives with extensive details on various emerging mobile wireless standards and technologies.

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"Importantly, it will provide students, engineers, researchers, technology managers and executives with extensive details on various emerging mobile wireless standards and technologies." (, 16 November 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470747469
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Saad Z. Asif is a Transmission Strategy manager at Telenor Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan. His current focus is on Millimetre Wave microwave radios and Carrier Ethernet technologies. He previously worked for Sprint Nextel in Overland Park, KS for several years. At Sprint's Technology Development he accessed and conducted proof-of-concept (POC) trials on a number of state-of-the-art technologies including 3G (CDMA2000), interference cancellation, antenna diversity and smart antennas. He also led a team in conducting POC tests for EV-DO technology and played a major role in designing Sprint's wireless high speed data strategy.
Mr. Asif holds four US patents as a co-patentee and has additional patent applications pending with USPTO. A Senior Member of the IEEE, author of ten technical papers, he holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas

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Table of Contents

About the Author.


1 Introduction.

1.1 Mobile Communications Ecosystem.

1.2 Book Overview.



2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Technical Background.

2.3 Principles of OFDM.

2.4 OFDM Advantages.

2.5 OFDM Impairments and Potential Remedies.

2.6 Multi Access Scheme OFDMA.

2.7 Why OFDMA for NGMN.

2.8 Summary Insights.


3 3GPP Evolved Packet System (EPS).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 3GPP Releases.

3.3 3GPP LTE.

3.3.1 Key Aspects of Release 8 24

3.4 LTE Air Interface.

3.5 PHY Layer (Layer 1).

3.6 Layer 2.

3.7 RRC (sublayer of Layer 3).

3.8 EPS Architecture.

3.9 Key Attributes of E-UTRA.

3.10 LTE Performance.

3.11 3GPP Roadmap Evolution.

3.12 Industry Outlook.

3.13 Summary Insights.



4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Air Interface.

4.3 Advanced Features of Mobile WiMAX.

4.4 Network Architecture.

4.5 Performance.

4.6 WiMAX Certification.

4.7 Industry Outlook.

4.8 Next Steps/Evolution.

4.9 Summary Insights.


5 3GPP2 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 1xEV-DO (Revisions 0 and A).

5.3 EV-DO Revision B.

5.4 UMB (EV-DO Revision C).

5.5 CDMA450.

5.6 EV-DO Network Architecture.

5.7 EV-DO Revisions Comparison.

5.8 CDMA2000 Evolution and Migration to 3GPP LTE.

5.9 Industry Outlook.

5.10 Summary Insights.


6 IEEE 802.20 Mobile-Fi.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 MBWA Requirements and Characteristics.

6.3 The 802.20 Standard.

6.4 Air Interface – Wideband Mode.

6.5 Physical Layer Specifications – Wideband Mode.

6.6 625k-MC (625kiloHertz-spaced MultiCarrier) Mode.

6.7 802.20 Network Architecture.

6.8 Performance.

6.9 Industry Outlook.

6.10 Summary Insights.


7 Transmission Networks.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Market Drivers and Challenges.

7.3 Backhaul Network.

7.4 Metro Regional and Aggregation Transport Networks.

7.5 Backbone Transport Network.

7.6 Transport Network Evolution.

7.7 Industry Outlook.

7.8 Summary Insights.


8 Core Networks and Operations Support Systems.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Core Network.

8.3 Operation Support Systems (OSS).

8.4 Industry Outlook.

8.5 Summary Insights.


9 IMS, Services and Applications.

9.1 Introduction .

9.2 What is IMS?

9.3 3GPP IMS.

9.4 3GPP IMS and WiMAX.

9.5 3GPP2 Multi Media Domain (MMD).

9.6 IMS in Other Standard Bodies.

9.7 Common IMS.

9.8 Protocols.

9.9 Services and Applications.

9.10 Challenges.

9.11 IMS Absence in Existing 3G Networks.

9.12 Advance Services and Applications.

9.13 Mobile Content Development.

9.14 Key SDOs and Forums.

9.15 Industry Outlook.

9.16 Summary Insights.


10 Smart Wireless Devices.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 3G Wireless Devices’ Components.

10.3 Mobile Software Platform.

10.4 RF and Processors.

10.5 Signal Processing.

10.6 User Interface.

10.7 Power Supply.

10.8 Mobile Device Management.

10.9 Mobile Performance Enhancement Techniques.

10.10 Device Development Organizations.

10.11 Devices (3GPP, 3GPP2, and WiMAX).

10.12 Industry Outlook.

10.13 Summary Insights.


11 E2E Network Architecture and Mobility Management.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 E2E EPS Architecture.

11.3 E2E WiMAX Architecture.

11.4 Mobility Management.

11.5 EPS and WiMAX Interworking.

11.6 EPS and EV-DO (HRPD) Interworking.

11.7 WiMAX and EV-DO Interworking.

11.8 Key Interoperability Challenges.

11.9 Fixed Mobile Convergence.

11.10 Industry Outlook.

11.11 Summary Insights.


12 Technology Management.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Technology Strategy.

12.3 Technology Development.

12.4 New Product Development (NPD).

12.5 Innovation Management.

12.6 Knowledge Management.

12.7 Cultural Management.

12.8 Technology Foresight.

12.9 Technology Roadmapping.

12.10 Technology Commercialization.

12.11 Managed Services.

12.12 Hypothetical Case.

12.13 Industry Outlook.

12.14 Summary Insights.


13 Recap and Future Outlook.

13.1 Chapter Recap.

13.2 Formalization of TM for Mobile Communications Ecosystem.

13.3 4G.

13.4 Mobile Network Infrastructure Sharing.

13.5 Connecting the Next Billion Users.

13.6 Green Power for Mobile.

13.7 Media and Telecom Convergence.

13.8 Future Outlook.



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