Introduction to 3G Mobile Communications

  • 8h 3m
  • Juha Korhonen
  • Artech House
  • 2001

This first-of-its-kind resource delivers an easy-to-understand introduction to third-generation (3G) mobile communications system principles, concepts, and applications. The book clearly presents the basics of UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) in one comprehensive volume without the use of advanced mathematics. Professionals get…

  • A complete overview of UMTS
  • Information on the latest 3G technology standards
  • A review of the wideband CDMA air interface
  • Details on network architecture
  • Guidance in network planning and management

Other key topics include new concepts in the UMTS network, 3G system signaling procedures, 3G services and applications, modulation and coding, and standardization organizations and industry groups. Moreover, the book takes a look at the future of wireless communications, projecting the continued evolution of 3G systems. An exhaustive list of references, including key Web site addresses, is provided in every chapter to help professionals gain access to further information.

About the Author

Juha Korhonen is a research engineer at TTPCom Ltd., U.K. He holds an M.Sc. in data communications and a Licentiate of Technology degree in telecommunications from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

In this Book

  • Overview
  • Principles of Code-Division Multiple Access
  • Wideband CDMA Air Interface: Physical Layer
  • Modulation Techniques and Spread Spectrum
  • Spreading Codes
  • Channel Coding
  • Wideband CDMA Air Interface: Protocol Stack
  • Network
  • Network Planning
  • Network Management
  • Procedures
  • New Concepts in the UMTS Network
  • 3G Services
  • 3G Applications
  • The Future
  • List of Acronyms