ISBN 9788126521951,Convergence Technologies For 3G Networks: Ip, Umts, Egprs And Atm

Convergence Technologies For 3G Networks: Ip, Umts, Egprs And Atm



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788126521951

ISBN-10 8126521953

Paper Back

Number of Pages 672 Pages
Language (English)


This book practically demonstrates how IP and ATM technology can be applied to GPRS and UMTS Third Generation networks and provides implementation scenarios in the UMTS radio access networks.

It covers real networking issues and how they may be resolved in the context of GPRS and UMTS (ATM AAL2 for transport of IP data (developed for UMTS), AAL2 signalling (developed for UMTS), IP in the RAN: CIP, LIPE, Running AAL2 over IP). UMTS signalling (with live UMTS network trace captures analysed) is explored in detail and has updated coverage right up to UMTS releases 5 and 6. Several practical examples and implementation scenarios included in the book.

About the Author
Dr. Jeffrey Bannister is a co-founder and Telecommunications Specialist at Orbitage. A native of Ireland, he received his Ph.D. in Telecommunications/High-Speed electronics from Trinity College in Dublin. He has over 15 years of experience, and holds an internationally recognized teaching qualifications. Jeffrey has also been a lecturer, research fellow and course developer with the Dublin Institute of Technology, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, and Trinity College in Dublin, as well as providing consultation to a number of companies in Europe and Asia. He has been living in Malaysia for the past 5 years.

Paul Mather is a co-founder of Orbitage and has been located in the ASEAN region for the last seven year, during which time he has been involved in course development, training and consultancy for a number of companies. Prior to his relocation from Blackpool, UK, he worked for a British college, where he was engaged as both a lecturer in Information Engineering and as the computer network manager. As a certified internal verifier of vocational qualifications, he has comprehensive experience in delivery, assessment and development of a variety of IT and Communication programs. He is credited with establishing the first Novel Educational Academic Partnership in the ASEAN region. In an industrial context, he has worked in the IT and Communications fields for over 18 years, this work has taken him to many countries as well as various oil and gas platforms in the North Sea.

Sebastian Coope is an IP/Software Specialist at Orbitage. From a small village called Bollington near Manchester originally, he received his Masters in Data Communications and Networking from Leeds Metropolitan University. He has worked in a wide range of roles as software engineer development and project manager, as well as consultant in the fields of network security and management. He has also worked as lecturer and consultant at both Temasek Polytechnic Singapore and the University of Staffordshire. At Orbitage he has led the team responsible for the development of mobile application products. He is also co-author of Computer Systems (Coope, Cowley and Willis), a university text on computer architecture.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction.
2. Principles of Communications .
3. GSM Fundamentals.
4. General Packet Radio System.
5. IP Applications for GPRS/UMTS.
6. Universal Mobile Telecommunications System.
7. UMTS Transmission Networks.
8. IP Telephony for UMTS Release 4.
9. Release 5 and Beyond (All-IP).
Glossary of Terms.