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Multicast in Third-Generation Mobile Networks: Services, Mechanisms and Performance

ISBN: 978-0-470-72326-5
290 pages
April 2009
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A hands-on tutorial on multicast in third-generation networks!

In this book, the authors describe how to perform multicast, the one-to-many delivery of data to a group of destinations, in third-generation mobile networks.

The authors provide an overview of the services that can be realized with multicast in third-generation networks, describe the mechanisms required to support these services and highlight the performance of several multicast mechanisms. The focus of this book is on multicast in UMTS and CDMA2000 networks, the dominant third-generation network standards. In addition to describing the standards for multicast, the authors also provide extensive performance results of multicast in third-generation networks.

Key Features:

•Provides an in-depth review of the fundamentals of multicast

•Describes in detail the MBMS and BCMCS standards for multicast in UMTS and CDMA2000 networks, respectively

•Provides a comprehensive overview of the services that can be realized with multicast in third-generation networks

•Highlights the performance of multicast in third-generation networks

•Investigates how multicast can be achieved in heterogeneous networks consisting of cellular and broadcast networks

This book is an invaluable resource for professional engineers and researchers working in the area of third-generation networks. Postgraduate and graduate students on networking and communications courses will also find this book an insightful and valuable reference.

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Table of Contents


1 Introduction

1.1 Cellular Mobile Communication Systems

1.2 Networks and Protocols

1.3 Multipoint Communications

1.4 IP Multicast

1.5 Multicast in Cellular Mobile Networks

1.6 Summary

2 Fundamentals of IP Multicast

2.1 Introduction

2.2 IP Multicast Service Models

2.3 Multicast Addressing and Address Management

2.4 Multicast Session Announcement

2.5 Group Management

2.6 IP Multicast Routing

2.7 Reliable Delivery of Multicast Traffic

2.8 Multicast Flow and Congestion Control

2.9 Multicast in Mobile and Wireless Networks

2.10 Summary

3 An Overview of Third-Generation Networks

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Radio Access and Networking in UMTS

3.3 Radio Access and Networking in CDMA2000

3.4 Summary

4 Multicast Services for Third-Generation Networks

4.1 Introduction 4.2 Motivation for Multicast

4.3 Multicast Services

4.4 User Requirements and Technology Acceptance

4.5 Summary

5 Multicast Extensions for Third-Generation Networks

5.1 Introduction

5.2 MBMS for UMTS

5.3 BCMCS for CDMA2000

5.4 Summary

6 Protocols and Mechanisms for MBMS

6.1 Introduction

6.2 MBMS Bearer Service Basics

6.3 MBMS Bearer Service Management

6.4 Routing on the MBMS Bearer Path

6.5 MBMS User Services

6.6 Summary

7 Protocols and Mechanisms for BCMCS

7.1 Introduction

7.2 BCMCS Bearer Path Architecture

7.3 BCMCS Bearer Service Management

7.4 BCMSC Service Layer

7.5 Summary

8 Multicast Capacity over the CDMA Air Interface

8.1 Introduction

8.2 PTP and PTM Channels for Multicast

8.3 System Model

8.4 Analysis of Multicast Capacity

8.5 Numerical Results

8.6 Summary

9 Cost Analysis of Multicast Routing

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Dynamic Multicast Routing for UMTS

9.3 Cost Analysis

9.4 Numerical Results

9.5 Summary

10 Reliable Multicast

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Loss Recovery for Reliable Multicast

10.3 Performance Evaluation Method

10.4 Reliable Multicast over the Air Interface

10.5 End-to-End Reliable Multicast

10.6 Summary

11 Mobile Multicast in Heterogeneous Networks

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Alternative Technologies for Mobile Multicast

11.3 Interworking and Convergence

11.4 Challenges for Multicast Delivery in Heterogeneous Networks

11.5 Multicast Delivery Co-ordination in Heterogeneous Networks

11.6 Summary

A Derivation of Downlink Capacity

A.1 Ratio of Inter-Cell Interference to Received Power

A.2 Derivation of Average Downlink Power Factor

A.3 Multicast Capacity with PTP Channels

A.4 Multicast Capacity with PTP Channels

B Cost Derivation of Multicast Routing

B.1 State Probabilities

B.2 Cost Variables

B.3 Packet Delivery Cost

B.4 Location Update Cost


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