3G Wireless Networks

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Mcgraw-hill, Sep 18, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 500 pages
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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.

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CLINT SMITH, P.E., is Vice President of Technical Services for the Systems Engineering Division of o2wireless. He has extensive experience in both RF and network design and optimization engineering in cellular, PCS, LMDS, and ESMR communication systems using Lucent, Ericsson, Nortel, Motorola, and Netro equipment. He has been responsible for system-wide design and optimization, specialty applications including in-building and tunnel projects, and network operations'center design and implementation. In addition to his experience with wireless operators where his last position was as Director of Engineering, NYNEX Mobile, New York City, he also has experience with equipment vendors as a Senior Engineer for Motorola Cellular Infrastructure Group. He has authored numerous articles appearing in industry trade journals and is the author of LMDS: LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE, WIRELESS TELECOM FAQs, PRACTICAL CELLULAR AND PCS DESIGN, and the co-author of CELLULAR SYSTEM DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION. Clint holds a Masters in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also a registered professional engineer.

DANIEL COLLINS has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 14 years. He spent approximately 9 years with Ericsson in various countries, including Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. During that time he worked extensively with both wireline and wireless network technologies. He helped to develop and deploy 2G wireless systems in Europe, he played a major role in the adaptation of GSM standards for use in the United States, and he has a major contributor to the launch of some of the earliest PCS networks.

Since leaving Ericsson, Mr. Collins has worked for a new telecommunications carrier, and, more recently, as an independent consultant. In a consultancy capacity, he has provided wireless and VoIP engineering expertise to numerous customers in North America and Europe. He is currently engaged as Chief 3G Network Architect by one of the largest wireless carriers in North America and is responsible for the design of a new 2.5G/3G nationwide network.

Mr. Collins is the author of CARRIER GRADE VOICE over IP, published by McGraw-Hill. He holds a degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the National University of Ireland.

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