UMTS Network Planning and Development: Design and Implementation of the 3G CDMA Infrastructure / Edition 1

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Overview

UMTS is the wireless network technology behind the rollout of Third Generation (3G) mobile telecoms networks which will bring video, music and internet services to the cellphone and a range of electronic products.
Chris Braithwaite and Mike Scott use their extensive experience of training engineers across Europe, and their backgrounds in working with Nokia, Ericsson and Orange to deliver a uniquely practical guide written from the perspective of the engineer and network planner. This guide is a valuable addition to the literature on UMTS which to date has been dominated by theoretical and reference works. The authors consider each of the key topics of UMTS/WCDMA and 3G rollout in terms of Coverage, Capacity and Quality of Service- the key considerations for all engineers and managers working in 3G telecoms.

*A real-world design guide with cookbook-style instructions and rules of thumb, not another R&D-level book or crib to the standards.
*Covers the hot engineering issues in UMTS planning, design and implementation.
*UMTS is the natural evolutionary choice for operations of GSM networks, currently representing a customer base of more than 747 million end users in over 180 countries and representing over 70% of today's digital wireless market[source: GSM Association]

Audience: Mobile Telecommunications engineers and managers:manufacturers, vendors and operators. Network planning engineers and managers, UMTS systems developers, R&D engineers, EE students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750660822
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/17/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 0.71 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Network Planning and 3G Foundations
Capacity and Network Planning
Coverage and Network Planning
Quality and Network Planning
Optimisation and Network Planning
3G Development
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