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QoS in Integrated 3G Networks

QoS in Integrated 3G Networks by Lloyd-Evans
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If you want guidance in estimating response times across a network and identifying which part of a 3G network is responsible for any reported QoS (quality of service) problems, this innovative book is a must read for you. It serves as a hands-on, working guide to the way different parts of an integrated 3G mobile network affect quality. The book helps you gain a better understanding of the trade-off between quality of service and the usable capacity of the network, the best applications to use for multimedia applications, and how to handle quality problems.

The book describes the factors governing quality in integrated third generation mobile networks, dealing with issues arising from both fixed networks and their protocols, as well as the mobile part. Considerable attention is devoted to features of specific application types likely to be run over the integrated network. Moreover, you get comprehensive coverage of leading-edge technologies, including WCDMA, cdma2000, and GPRS. Contents: Introduction -- Evolution of Mobile Networks. User Concept of Quality. Cost/Benefits of Quality. Coding Overview -- Role of Coding. Block Codes. Trellis. Convolution Codes. Turbo Codes. Spreading and Channelization Codes. WCDMA -- Nature and Principles. Physical Layer. MAC Layer. RRC Layer. Quality Aspects. CDMA 2000 -- Nature and Principles. Physical Layer. MAC Layer. Layer 3. Quality Aspects. GPRS -- Nature and Principles. Physical Layer. MAC Layer. Layer 3. Quality Aspects. RF Design Overview -- RF Budget. Capacity. Admission and Congestion Control. Cell Structure. Gateways and Management -- UMTS Architecture. cdma 2000 Architecture. GPRS Architecture. Routing. Synchronization. Quality Management. Protocols -- Role in Network. ATM. IPv4. IPv6. UMTS Classes of Service -- Classification. End-End Quality. Conversational Applications. Streaming Applications. Interactive Applications. Background Application. Specific Applications -- Voice. Video. Audio. Multimedia. Glossary. Robert Lloyd-Evans is a network consultant with Hi-Spec Communications, Ltd. in Broadstone, Dorset, UK. He received his M.A. in natural sciences, and Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Cambridge University.

Artech House; June 2002
348 pages; ISBN 9781580535656
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Title: QoS in Integrated 3G Networks
Author: Lloyd-Evans