This ground-breaking resource offers you a detailed treatment of EDGE and its critical role in the development of the mobile Internet. The book explains how this global radio based high-speed mobile data standard can be introduced into GSM/GPRS networks, improving data transmission speeds to support multimedia services. It enables you to become thoroughly knowledgeable of EDGE specifications and covers concepts pertaining to several domains, including RF, signal processing, digital communications and communication networks.
About the Author
Emmanuel Seurre is platforms and applications product manager in the handset division of Alcatel Business Systems. He holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Speciale de Mecanique et d' Electricite. Patrick Savelli is an RF and system engineer at Mitsubishi Electric, and has done research at the Center for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) at the University of Surry in the UK. He holds a Diplome D'Ingenieur Degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), in Paris. Jean-Pierre Pietri works for ST Microelectronics, where he has done extensive work on the development of technical solutions for GSM, GPRS and EDGE handsets. He has also worked on the GSM network infrastructures at Alcatel Business Systems in a system specification team.
Table of Contents
Introduction to GPRS - GPRS Logical Architecture. Transmission and Signaling Planes. The Radio Interface. GPRS Mobility Management. PDP Context Management. General Principles of the Gb Interface. General Architecture of the GPRS Backbone Network. Introduction to EDGE - What is EDGE. Definition of EGPRS, ECSD, EDGE Compact. E-GPRS Services. Supported Throughput Description. GPRS Improvement Description. Mobile Station Capability Description. E-GPRS General Principles. Same Multislot Classes, Same Logical Channels, Same Layers (RLC/MAC Principles Kept) as GPRS. New Modulation. Coding Families. Link Adaptation, Measurements (BEP/etc.). RLC MAC Improvements. New Bloc Format. RF Physical Layer - Modulation. RF Characteristics in the Transmit Part. Modulation Blind Detection. Case Studies. Physical Link Layer - Channel Coding. Link Quality Control. Case Studies. RLC/MAC Layer - Structure of EGPRS Blocks. New RLC/MAC Procedures Related to TBF Allocation on Uplink. Transmission of RLC Data Block. Case Studies. WAP - General Interest of WAP. WAP Forum. WAP Services. WAP Architecture. M-Services.