UMTS Signaling: UMTS Interfaces, Protocols, Message Flows and Procedures Analyzed and Explained / Edition 2

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This completely revised and updated edition of the highly successful UMTS Signaling provides a deep insight into all aspects of UMTS signalling. The chapter structure has been reworked for improved “usability” for readers, as well as including many new features and updates.

The successful trial, deployment, operation and troubleshooting of 3G or UMTS infrastructures and applications is the biggest challenge facing today’s mobile communications. Network element instability, network element and multi-vendor interoperability, configuration and network planning faults are just a few of the challenges affecting performance and profitability that need to be addressed. This book is an invaluable guide to resolving such problems.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Includes new information and scenarios on HSPA / HSDPA / HSUPA, and IMS
  • Covers not only WCDMA, but also TD-SCDMA issues
  • Contains up-to-date information on releases 5 and 6, and includes a new chapter on the future releases 7 and 8
  • Provides crucial information for network operators and equipment suppliers keen to understand how to handle and analyse UMTS signaling procedures in order to get the network into operation, detect errors and troubleshoot faults
  • Uses first hand, real world information to explain issues which are unclear in the standards
  • Includes comprehensive descriptions and documentation of UMTS reference scenarios for different UMTS procedures

The unified comprehensive approach taken by the authors makes this book essential reading for engineers in network operators, integrators or system suppliers who need to be at the cutting edge of this technology. It will also be an invaluable resource for postgraduates on telecommunications courses, especially those with a focus on signal analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470065334
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/9/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 574
  • Sales rank: 1,060,582
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralf Kreher works as a Solution Architect forTektronix’ Mobile Protocol Test (MPT) business with a focuson UMTS Performance Measurement and Key Performance Indicator (KPI)implementation. Previously hewas head of the MPT Customer TrainingDepartment for almost four years and was responsible for aworld-class seminar portfolio for mobile technologies andmeasurement products. Before joining Tektronix, Kreher held atrainer assignment for switching equipment at Teles AG,Berlin.
Kreher holds a Communication Engineering Degree of the Universityof Applied Science, Deutsche Telekom Leipzig. He is internationallyrecognized as an author of the following books: UMTSSignaling (Wiley) and UMTS Performance Measurement. APractical Guide to KPIs for the UTRAN Environment (Wiley). Hecurrently resides in Germany.

Torsten Ruedebusch is head of the Knowledgeware andTraining Department for Tektronix' Mobile Protocol Test business(MPT). He is responsible for providing leading edge technology andproduct seminars and the creation of knowledgeware products, fromthe extensive Tektronix’ expertise. Before joining Tektronix,Ruedebusch held an application engineer assignment at SiemensCTE.
Ruedebusch holds a Communication Engineering degree from theTechnical College Deutsche Telekom, Berlin. He currently resides inGermany.

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Table of Contents



About the Authors.

1 UMTS Basics.

1.1 Standards.

1.2 Network Architecture.

1.3 UMTS Interfaces.

1.4 UMTS Domain Architecture.

1.5 UTRAN.

1.6 UMTS Security.

1.7 Radio Interface Basics.

1.8 UMTS Network Protocol Architecture.


1.10 ATM.

1.11 User Plane Framing Protocol.

1.12 Medium Access Protocol (MAC).

1.13 Radio Link Control (RLC).

1.14 Service Specific Connection Oriented Protocol (SSCOP).

1.15 Service Specific Coordination Function (SSCF).

1.16 Message Transfer Part Level 3 – Broadband(MTP3-B).

1.17 Internet Protocol (IP).

1.18 Signaling Transport Converter (STC).

1.19 Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP).

1.20 Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) in UMTS.

1.21 Radio Resource Control (RRC).

1.22 Node B Application Part (NBAP).

1.23 Radio Network Subsystem Application Part (RNSAP).

1.24 Radio Access Network Application Part (RANAP).

1.25 ATM Adaptation Layer Type 2 – Layer 3(AAL2L3/ALCAP).

1.26 IU User Plane Protocol.

1.27 Adaptive Multirate (AMR) Codec.

1.28 Terminal Adaptation Function (TAF).

1.29 Radio Link Protocol (RLP).

1.30 Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP).

1.31 Broadcast/Multicast Control (BMC).

1.32 Circuit-Switched Mobility Management (MM).

1.33 Circuit-Switched Call Control (CC).

1.34 Example – Mobile Originated Call (CircuitSwitched).

1.35 Packet-Switched Mobility Management (GMM).

1.36 Packet-Switched Session Management (SM).

1.37 Example – Activate PDP Context (Packet Switched).

2 Short Introduction to Network Monitoring, Troubleshooting,and Network Optimization.

2.1 Iub Monitoring.

2.2 Iu Monitoring.

3 UMTS UTRAN Signaling Procedures.

3.1 Iub – Node B Setup.

3.2 Iub – IMSI/GPRS Attach Procedure.

3.3 Iub CS – Mobile Originated Call.

3.4 Iub CS – Mobile Terminated Call.

3.5 Iub PS – PDP Context Activation/Deactivation.

3.6 Iub – IMSI/GPRS Detach Procedure.

3.7 RRC Measurement Procedures.

3.8 Iub – Physical Channel Reconfiguration (PDPC).

3.9 Channel Type Switching.

3.10 Iub – Mobile-Originated Call with Soft Handover(Inter-Node B, Intra-RNC).

3.11 Iub – Softer Handover.

3.12 Iub Interfrequency Hard Handover FDD.

3.13 RRC Measurements in Compressed Mode and Typical CallDrop.

3.14 High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA).

3.15 High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA).

3.16 NBAP Measurements.

4 TDD (TD-SCDMA) Iub Signaling Procedures 339

4.1 TD-SCDMA Radio Interface Structure and Radio ResourceAllocation.

5 Iu and Iur Signaling Procedures.

5.1 Iub-Iu – Location Update.

5.2 Iub-Iu – Mobile-Originated Call.

5.3 Iub-Iu – Mobile-Terminated Call.

5.4 Iub-Iu – Attach.

5.5 Iub-Iu – PDPC Activation/Deactivation.

5.6 Streaming PS Service and Secondary PDP Context.

5.7 Iub-Iu – Detach.

5.8 Iub-Iur – Soft Handover (Inter-Node B, Inter-RNC).

5.9 Iub-Iu – RRC Re-Establishment (Inter-Node B,Inter-RNC).

5.10 SRNS Relocation (UE not Involved).

5.11 SRNS Relocation (UE Involved).

5.12 Short Message Service (SMS) in UMTS Networks.

6 Signaling Procedures in the 3G Core Network.

6.1 ISUP/BICC Call Setup.

6.2 Gn Interface Signaling.

6.3 Procedures on the Gs Interface.

6.4 Signaling on Interfaces Toward HLR.

6.5 Inter-3G MSC Handover Procedure.

6.6 Inter-3G-2G-3G MSC Handover Procedure.

6.7 Customized Application for Mobile Network Enhanced Logic(CAMEL).

6.8 IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).




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