∗ Provides a detailed description of the architecture, protocols, applications and traffic performance of GPRS, EDGE and GERAN
∗ Presents the evolution of the architecture and protocols of GSM systems
∗ Includes GPRS traffic engineering and QoS issues
∗ Discusses existing and future applications that are likely to be utilized over the evolving GSM and 3G networks
∗ Features a unique collection of GPRS/EDGE traffic performance results for evolving network capabilities, protocol modes and various mobile applications
∗ Supplies an overview of potential mobile data applications and their traffic models including WWW, e–mail, WAP, MMS, Video and Audio Streaming, and Voice over IP
The GSM Evolution will appeal to all those wishing to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the GPRS/EDGE and GERAN communication principles, protocols and applications, and the traffic issues of cellular packet radio networks. Students and researchers as well as engineering professionals and technical staff will also find this volume a valuable resource.
Packet Data Support in GSM Networks.
Data Transmission in GPRS Networks.
EDGE and Evolution to GERAN.
Evolving Applications and Traffic Models for GPRS and 3G.
The (E)GPRS Simulator GPRSim.
Traffic Performance of GPRS and EGPRS.
"...gives a very thorough presentation of the emerging mobile packet data services and networks...recommended to engineers, researchers, and undergraduate students." (Comsoc, June 2003)