3G Wireless Networks
By Smith, Clint and Collins, Daniel
Real-world instruction in the design and deployment of 3G networks

Pin down the technical details that make 3G wireless networking actually work. In 3G Wireless Networks, experts Clint Smith and Daniel Collins dissect critical issues of compatibility, internetworking, and voice/data convergence, providing you with in-depth explanations of how key standards and protocols intersect and interconnect. This guide digs into the gritty details of day-to-day network operations, giving you a chance to understand the difficulties service providers will experience in making the changeover from 2nd Generation systems (CDMS etc.) to 2.5 Generation systems like WAP and EDGE and finally to full throttle 3G networks. It describes key standards, digs deep into the guts of relevant network protocols, and details the full range of compatibility issues between the US (CDMA 2000) and European (WCDMA) versions of the standard. Plenty of call flow diagrams show you exactly how the technologies work.


DOI: 10.1036/0071363815

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Author Biography

Clint Smith, P. E. is vice president of Technical Services for Communications Consulting Services, Inc., and former Director of Engineering at NYNEX Mobile Services. He is also the author of Cellular System Design and Optimization , Practical Cellular and PCS Design, and Wireless Telcom FAQs.

Daniel Collins played key roles in the development of 2G wireless systems and the introduction of GSM to North America during nearly a decade of work with Ericsson in the United States and the United Kingdom. Now an independent consultant, he specializes in VoIP and 3G wireless network architectures.


3G Wireless Networks
Author(s): Smith, Clint and Collins, Daniel
ISBN: 0071363815
DOI: 10.1036/0071363815

Format: paperback, 500 pages.
Pub date: 18 Sep 2001
Copyright: 2002
$65.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Professional

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