UMTS – The Fundamentals provides a clear understanding of the major concepts and their impacts on the rollout, operation, usability and capabilities of this innovative third generation system. All of the major radio, protocols and networking related functions of UMTS are presented and in addition, the service architecture, standards and the path towards next generation systems are described.
- Provides an instructive approach allowing individuals unfamiliar with mobile radio systems to follow and understand UMTS.
- Covers and clearly describes the entire field of 3G systems ranging from digital radio transmission, cellular basics, standardization, UMTS system architecture and protocols, service architecture, and an introduction to beyond 3G systems.
- Features numerous problems and solutions to explain UMTS related subjects.
Digital Data Transmission.
Cellular Mobile Radio Networks.
Standardisation and Spectrum.
UMTS System Architecture.
The Protocol Stack at the Radio Interface.
Data Transmission at the UMTS Radio Interface.
The Physical Layer at the Radio Interface.
Physical Channels and Procedures at the Radio Interface.
Cellular CDMA Networks.
Service Architectures and Services in UMTS.
The Next Generation of Mobile Radio Systems.
Answers to Questions.
List of UMTS Release 4 Specifications.