This Fourth Edition of Neil Boucher′s internationally bestselling handbook has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide comprehensive coverage of the new technologies that are shaping the industry, as well as the important changes brought about by the rapid domination of the cellular markets by digital systems. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers the design, installation, and operations of a cellular network, features concise discussions of best engineering practices, and provides helpful guidelines on critical business issues involved in planning, budgeting, and administering a cellular system.
Authoritative, comprehensive, and up–to–date, The Cellular Radio Handbook, Fourth Edition is an indispensable working resource for telecom designers, operators, and marketers. In addition to covering traditional cellular networks, this book also includes PCS/PCN, WLL, and satellite mobile technology.
About the Author.
What is Cellular Radio?
World System Standards––A History.
Planning––An Essential Network Function.
Cell Site Selection and System Design.
Cellular Radio Interference.
Units and Concepts of Field Strength.
Filters and Combiners.
Base–Station Control and Signaling.
Power and Distribution.
Protection and Grounding.
Traffic Engineering Concepts.
Tower and Masts.
Data Over Cellular.
Rural and Offshore Applications of Cellular Radio.
Preparing Invitations to Tender.
Noise and Noise Performance.
GSM Pan–European Cellular.
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).
Satellite Mobile Systems.
Cordless Telephone Technologies.
Wireless Local Loop.
Coding, Formats, and Error Correction.
Other Mobile Products.
Buying Used Hardware.
Appendix A: RF Propagation Routine
Appendix B: ISO Model.
Appendix C: Amplifier Classes.
Appendix D: 911 Location Requirements.
Appendix E: Distortion and Noise.
Appendix F: Recommended Further Reading and Sources of Information.
Appendix G: Internet Protocols.
Appendix H: Erlang B and C Tables.
Appendix I: Conversion of Units Used for Cellular RF.
Appendix J: Country Codes.