WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE [NOOK Book]


Written by the leading experts in the field, the best selling book on UMTS is now updated to cover 3GPP High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) evolution (HSPA+) in Release 7 and on-going Long Term Evolution (LTE) activity for Release 8. These technologies enhance the capabilities of the existing WCDMA/HSPA networks to offer higher data rates beyond 100 Mbps.

WCDMA for UMTS, Fourth Edition also covers 3GPP WCDMA Release 99, High Speed Downlink Packet ...
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WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE

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Written by the leading experts in the field, the best selling book on UMTS is now updated to cover 3GPP High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) evolution (HSPA+) in Release 7 and on-going Long Term Evolution (LTE) activity for Release 8. These technologies enhance the capabilities of the existing WCDMA/HSPA networks to offer higher data rates beyond 100 Mbps.

WCDMA for UMTS, Fourth Edition also covers 3GPP WCDMA Release 99, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) in Release 5 and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) in Release 6, which are already deployed commercially. Multimedia Broadcast Multicast System (MBMS) is also described in detail.

Key updates include:
* Continues to provide both updated descriptions of the 3GPP standard as well as the latest end user and system performance estimates

* Updated HSDPA and HSUPA, including link budgets and Iub dimensioning

* Detailed MBMS description

* 3GPP Release 7 HSPA evolution full description

* 3GPP Release 8 LTE overall description and 3GPP schedule

* Dedicated chapter on terminal design challenges for the new high speed radio technologies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119991908
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 618
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.81 (h) x 1.52 (d)
  • File size: 40 MB
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Table of Contents




1 Introduction (Harri Holma and Antti Toskala).

1.1 WCDMA Early Phase.

1.2 HSPA Introduction and Data Growth.

1.3 HSPA Deployments Globally.

1.4 HSPA Evolution.

1.5 HSPA Network Product.

1.6 HSPA Future Outlook.


2 UMTS Services (Harri Holma, Martin Kristensson, Jouni Salonen, Antti Toskala and Tommi Uitto).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Voice.

2.3 Video Telephony.

2.4 Messaging.

2.5 Mobile Email.

2.6 Browsing.

2.7 Application and Content Downloading.

2.8 Streaming.

2.9 Gaming.

2.10 Mobile Broadband for Laptop and Netbook Connectivity.

2.11 Social Networking.

2.12 Mobile TV.

2.13 Location Based Services.

2.14 Machine-to-Machine Communications.

2.15 Quality of Service (QoS) Differentiation.

2.16 Maximum Air Interface Capacity.

2.17 Terminals.

2.18 Tariffing schemes.


3 Introduction to WCDMA (Peter Muszynski and Harri Holma).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Summary of the Main Parameters in WCDMA.

3.3 Spreading and Despreading. 

3.4 Multipath Radio Channels and Rake Reception.

3.5 Power Control.

3.6 Softer and Soft Handovers.


4 Background and Standardization of WCDMA (Antti Toskala).

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Background in Europe.

4.3 Background in Japan.

4.4 Background in Korea.

4.5 Background in the United States.

4.6 Creation of 3GPP.

4.7 How does 3GPP Operate?

4.8 Creation of 3GPP2.

4.9 Harmonisation Phase.

4.10 IMT-2000 Process in ITU.

4.11 Beyond 3GPP Release 99 WCDMA.

4.12 Industry Convergence with LTE and LTE-Advanced.


5 Radio Access Network Architecture (Fabio Longoni, Atte Länsisalmi and Antti Toskala).

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 UTRAN Architecture.

5.3 General Protocol Model for UTRAN Terrestrial Interfaces.

5.4 Iu, the UTRAN–CN Interface.

5.5 UTRAN Internal Interfaces.

5.6 UTRAN Enhancements and Evolution.

5.7 UMTS CN Architecture and Evolution.


6 Physical Layer (Antti Toskala).

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Transport Channels and their Mapping to the Physical Channels.

6.3 Spreading and Modulation.

6.4 User Data Transmission.

6.5 Signaling.

6.6 Physical Layer Procedures.

6.7 Terminal Radio Access Capabilities.

6.8 Conclusions.


7 Radio Interface Protocols (Jukka Vialén and Antti Toskala).

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Protocol Architecture.

7.3 The Medium Access Control Protocol.

7.4 The Radio Link Control Protocol.

7.5 The Packet Data Convergence Protocol.

7.6 The Broadcast/Multicast Control Protocol.

7.7 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service.

7.8 The Radio Resource Control Protocol.

7.9 Early UE Handling Principles.

7.10 Improvements for Call Set-up Time Reduction.


8 Radio Network Planning (Harri Holma, Zhi-Chun Honkasalo, Seppo Hämäläinen, Jaana Laiho, Kari Sipilä and Achim Wacker).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Dimensioning.

8.3 Capacity and Coverage Planning and Optimization.

8.4 GSM Co-planning.

8.5 Inter-Operator Interference.

8.6 WCDMA Frequency Variants.

8.7 UMTS Refarming to GSM Band.

8.8 Interference between GSM and UMTS.

8.9 Remainign GSM Voice Capacity.

8.10 Shared Site Solutions with GSM and UMTS.

8.11 Interworking of UMTS900 and UMTS2100.


9 Radio Resource Management (Harri Homa, Klaus Pedersen, Jussi Reunanen, Janne Laakso and Oscar Salonaho).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Power Control.

9.3 Handovers.

9.4 Measurement of Air Interface Load.

9.5 Admission Control.

9.6 Load Control (Congestion Control).


10 Packet Scheduling (Jeroen Wigard, Harri Holma, Renaud Cuny, Nina Madsen, Frank Frederiksen and Martin Kristensson).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

10.3 Round Trip Time.

10.4 User-Specific Packet Scheduling.

10.5 Cell-Specific Packet Scheduling.

10.6 Packet Data System Performance.

10.7 Packet Data Application Performance.


11 Physical Layer Performance (Harri Holma, Jussi Reunanen, Leo Chan, Preben Morgensen, Klaus Pedersen, Kari Horneman, Jaakko Vihriälä and Markku Juntti).

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Cell Coverage.

11.3 Downlink Cell Capacity.

11.4 Capacity Trials.

11.5 3GPP Performance Requirements.

11.6 Performance Enhancements.


12 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (Antti Toskala, Harri Holma, Troels Kolding, Preben Mogensen, Klaus Pedersen and Jussi Reunanen).

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Release 99 WCDMA Downlink Packet Data Capabilities.

12.3 The HSDPA Concept.

12.4 HSDPA Impact on Radio Access Network Architecture.

12.5 Release 4 HSDPA Feasibility Study Phase.

12.6 HSDPA Physical Layer Structure.

12.7 HSDPA Terminal Capability and Achievable Data Rates.

12.8 Mobility with HSDPA.

12.9 HSDPA Performance.

12.10 HSPA Link Budget.

12.11 HSDPA Iub Dimensioning.

12.12 HSPA Round-Trip Time.

12.13 Terminal Receiver Aspects.

12.14 Evolution in Release 6.

12.15 Conclusions.


13 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (Antti Toskala, Harri Holma and Karri Ranta-aho).

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Release99 WCDMA Downlink Packet Data Capabilities.

13.3 HSUPA Concept.

13.4 HSUPA Impact on Radio Access Network Architecture.

13.5 HSUPA Feasibility Study Phase.

13.6 HSUPA Physical Layer Structure.

13.7 E-DCH and Related Control Channels.

13.8 HSUPA Physical Layer Operation Procedure.

13.9 HSUPA Terminal Capability.

13.10 HSUPA Performance.

13.11 Conclusions.


14 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) (Harri Holma, Martin Kristensson and Jorma Kaikkonen).

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 MBMS Impact to Network Architecture.

14.3 HIGH LEVEL MBMS Procedures.

14.4 MBMS Radio Interface Channel Structure.

14.5 MBMS Terminal Capability.

14.6 MBMS Performance.

14.7 MBMS Deployment and Use Cases.

14.8 Benchmarking of MBMS with DVB-H.

14.9 3GPP MBMS Evolution in Release 7.

14.10 Why Did MBMS Fail?

14.11 Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB) in Release 8.

14.12 Conclusion.


15 HSPA Evolution (Harri Holma, Karri Ranta-aho and Antti Toskala).

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 Discontinuous Transmission and Reception (DTX/DRX).

15.3 Circuit Switched Voice on HSPA.

15.4 Enhanced FACH and Enhanced RACH.

15.5 Latency.

15.6 Fast Dormancy.

15.7 Downlink MIMO.

15.8 Downlink 64QAM.

15.9 Transmit Diversity (TxAA).

15.10 Uplink 16QAM.

15.11 UE Categories.

15.12 Layer 2 Optimization.

15.13 Architecture Evolution.

15.14 Conclusion.


16 HSPA Multicarrier Evolution (Harri Holma, Karri Ranta-aho and Antti Toskala).

16.1 Introduction.

16.2 Dual Cell HSUPA in Release 8.

16.3 Dual Cell HSDPA in Release 9.

16.4 Dual Cell HSDPA with MIMO in Release 9.

16.5 Dual Band HSDPA in Release 9.

16.6 Three and Four Carrier HSDPA in Release 10.

16.7 UE Categories.

16.8 Conclusion.


17 UTRAN Long Term Evolution (Antti Toskala and Harri Holma).

17.1 Introduction.

17.2 Multiple Access and Architecture Decisions.

17.3 LTE Impact on Network Architecture.

17.4 LTE Multiple Access.

17.5 LTE Physical Layer Design and Parameters.

17.6 LTE Physical Layer Procedures.

17.7 LTE Protocols.

17.8 Performance.

17.9 LTE Device Categories.

17.10 LTE Advanced Outlook.

17.11 Conclusion.


18 TD-SCDMA (Antti Toskala and Harri Holma).

18.1 Introduction.

18.2 Differences in the Network-Level Architecture.

18.3 TD-SCDMA Physical Layer.

18.4 TD-SCDMA Data Rates.

18.5 TD-SCDMA Physical Layer Procedures.

18.6 TD-SCDMA Interference and Co-existence Considerations.

18.7 Conclusion and Future Outlook on TD-SCDMA.


19 Home Node B and Femtocells (Troels Kolding, Hanns-Jürgen Schwarzbauer, Johanna Pekonen, Karol Drazynski, Jacek Gora, Maciej Pakulski, Patryk Pisowacki, Harri Holma and Antti Toskala).

19.1 Introduction.

19.2 Home Node B Specification Work.

19.3 Technical Challenges of Uncoordinated Mass Deployment.

19.4 Home Node B Architecture.

19.5 Closed Subscriber Group.

19.6 Home Node B Related Mobility.

19.7 Home Node B Deployment and Interference Mitigation.

19.8 Home Node B Evolution.

19.9 Conclusion.


20 Terminal RF and Baseband Design Challenges (Laurent Noël, Dominique Brunel, antti Toskala and Harri Holma).

20.1 Introduction.

20.2 Transmitter Chain System Design Challenges.

20.3 Receiver Chain Design Challenges.

20.4 Improving Talk-Time with DTX/DRX.

20.5 Multi-Mode/Band Challenges.

20.6 Conclusions.



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    Excellent Organized and Illustrated Technical book on WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE

    One of the best organized and illustrated technical books on universal mobile telecommunications system - UMTS that I've read. It explains how WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE systems are primarily packet based and is significantly different than its circuit switched GSM predecessor. There are good descriptions of key network elements including Node B (base stations), radio network controllers - RNC, subscriber databases - HLR and VLR, circuit switched gateways - GMSC, packet switched gateways/service nodes - GGSN. The physical and logical channel structures, their operation, and their relationships with each other (there are many channel configuration options) are explained well. If you need a technical understanding of WCDMA/UMTS, HSPA, and LTE radio access technologies and system elements, this is a great book for you.

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