Skip to main content

GSM Switching, Services and Protocols, 2nd Edition

GSM Switching, Services and Protocols, 2nd Edition

Jörg Eberspächer, Hans-Joerg Vögel, Christian Bettstetter

ISBN: 978-0-470-84174-7 September 2001 346 Pages


Since the publication of the first edition the number of GSM subscribers has exploeded and it is now deployed in more than 140 countries worldwide. Revised and updated GSM Switching, Services and Protocols now features the abundant new services and applications that GSM can provide. By focusing on the fundamentals of the mobile radio systems, it provides an excellent introductory insight to the whole area of GSM cellular radio. By providing an easy-to-follow instructive text, this second edition will have insight appeal to telecommunication engineers, researchers, adn developers. The highly graphical approach and numerous illustrations will also make it an indispensable reference for senior undergraduates and postgraduates in electrical and computer engineering.

- Details the GSM phase 2+ services, including new data and speech services and service platforms, such as AMR, ASCI. CAMEL and EFR
- Features a brand new chapter on General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
- Contains a completly revised and expanded chapter 'GSM - The story goes on'
- Presents new sections on Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and the migration to UMTS
- Includes expaned and updated chapters on Logical Channels and Channel Coding
Preface for Second Edition.



The Mobile Radio Channel and the Cellular Principle.

System Architecture and Addressing.


Air Interface -
Physical Layer.

Coding, Authentication, and Ciphering.

Protocol Architecture.

Roaming and Switching.

Data Communication and Networking.

Aspects of Network Operation.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).

The Story Goes On.


Appendix A: GSM Standards.

Appendix B: GSM Addresses.

Appendix C: Acronyms.