Understanding UMTS Radio Network Modelling, Planning and Automated Optimisation: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

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Understanding UMTS Radio Network Modelling, Planning and Automated Optimisation: Theory and Practice sets out to provide the theoretical foundations that will enable radio network planners to plan, model and optimise radio networks using state-of-the-art findings from around the globe. Adopting a logical approach, it begins with the background to the present status of UMTS radio network technology, before devoting equal coverage to planning, modelling and optimisation issues. A broad-based supply of information is given, gleaned from cutting-edge research by worldwide experts in academia and industry.

All key planning areas are covered, including the technical and legal implications of network infrastructure sharing, hierarchical cell structure (HCS) deployment, ultra-high-site deployment and the benefits and limitations of using computer-aided design (CAD) software. In addition, theoretical models for UMTS technology are explained as generic system models, stand-alone services and mixed services. Business modelling theory and methods are also put forward, taking in propagation calculations, link-level, UMTS static and UMTS dynamic simulations. Highly relevant to radio network operators (planning and optimisation staff, system marketing, technical managers) and telecommunications equipment providers, this book will also appeal to postgraduate and research students in the field of telecommunications and radio networking.

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"…this book really fills a gap in the existing literature …it really helps one understand the WCDMA network…" (IEEE Communications magazine, August 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470015674
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Modern approaches to radio network modelling and planning 3
2 Introduction to the UTRA FDD radio interface 11
3 Spectrum and service aspects 37
4 Trends for the near future 55
5 Propagation modelling 69
6 Theoretical models for UMTS radio networks 115
7 Business modelling goals and methods 177
8 Fundamentals of business planning for mobile networks 187
9 Fundamentals of network characteristics 203
10 Fundamentals of practical radio access network design 219
11 Compatibility of UMTS systems 271
12 Network design - specialised aspects 309
13 Introduction to optimisation of the UMTS radio network 323
14 Theory of automated network optimisation 333
15 Automatic network design 379
16 Auto-tuning of RRM parameters in UMTS networks 405
17 UTRAN transmission infrastructure planning and optimisation 427
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