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Mobile Radio Networks: Networking, Protocols and Traffic Performance, 2nd Edition

Mobile Radio Networks: Networking, Protocols and Traffic Performance, 2nd Edition

Bernhard H. Walke

ISBN: 978-0-471-49902-2 December 2001 1176 Pages


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Offers a comprehensive and detailed description of services and protocols of the systems. Particular attention is paid to the radio-related specifics required for establishment of a mobile communication system. All systems described have been implemented during research for analysis of their performance by event driven stochastic simulation under typical traffic loads. Consequently the similarities and differences between systems are described clearly and coherently.
* Expanded and updated chapter on GPRS/EDGE and performance evaluation results
* Performance evaluation results of EDGE and UMTS
* Completely new material in chapter 5; 3rd Generation Networks
* Revised and expanded chapter on Wireless Local Area Networks including a performance comparison of HIPERLAN/2 and IEEE 802.11a
* New sections on Bluetooth, WAP and WML, Terrestrial Trunked Radio (ETSI/TETRA) and related systems
* Detailed analysis of GSM driven services; Universal Personal Telecommunications

Preface to the Second Edition


System Aspects

GSM System

Enhanced GSM Services

Other Public Mobile Radio Systems

Third GenerationCellular: UMTS

Trunked Mobile Radio for Group Communications

Paging Systems

Cordless Telephone Systems


Wireless Local Loop Systems

Personal Handyphone System (PHS)

Wireless Broadband Systems and Wireless ATM

Wireless Local Area Networks

Self-0rganizing WLANs with QoS Guarantee

Mobile Satellite Communications

UPT -- Universal Personal Telecommunication

Next Generation Systems

Appendix A: Queuing and Loss Systems

Appendix B: Standards and Recommendations

Appendix C: International Frequency Allocations

Appendix D: The Frequencies of European Mobile Radio Systems

Appendix E: The GSM Standard

Appendix F: The UMTS Standard

Appendix G: Acronyms