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

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

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Mobile Communications Ecosystem

1.2 Book Overview

Chapter 2 OFDM and OFDMA

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

Chapter 3 3GPP Evolved Packet System (EPS)

3.1 Introduction

3.2 3GPP Releases

3.3 3GPP LTE

3.4 LTE Air Interface

3.5 PHY Layer

3.6 Layer 2

3.7 RRC Sublayer

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

Chapter 4 IEEE 802.16 WiMAX

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

Chapter 5 3GPP2 CDMA2000 1x EV-DO

5.1 Introduction

5.2 1xEV-DO (Revisions 0 and A)

5.3 EV-DO Revision B

5.4 UMB (EVDO Revision C)

5.5 CDMA450

5.6 EVDO Architecture

5.7 EVDO Revisions Comparison

5.8 CDMA2000 Evolution & Migration to 3GPP LTE

5.9 Industry Outlook

5.10 Summary Insights

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 8 Core Networks & Operating Support Systems

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Core Network

8.3 Operation Support System

8.4 Industry Outlook

8.5 Summary Insights

Chapter 9 IMS, Services & 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

Chapter 10 Smart Wireless Devices

10.1 Introduction

10.2 3G Wireless Devices

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, & WiMAX)

10.12 Industry Outlook

10.13 Summary Insights

Chapter 11 E2E Network Architecture & 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 EVDO (HRPD) Interworking

11.7 WiMAX and EVDO Interworking

11.8 Key Interoperability Challenges

11.9 Fixed Mobile Convergence

11.10 Industry Outlook

11.11 Summary Insights

Chapter 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

Chapter 13 Recap & Future Outlook

13.1 Chapters 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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