Provides a thorough introduction to the development, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mobile communications systems
Mobile Communications Systems Development: A Practical Introduction for System Understanding, Implementation, and Deployment is a comprehensive “how to” manual for mobile communications system design, deployment, and support. Providing a detailed overview of end-to-end system development, the book encompasses operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of currently available mobile communication technologies and systems. Readers are introduced to different network architectures, standardization, protocols, and functions including 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks, and the 3GPP standard.
In-depth chapters cover the entire protocol stack from the Physical (PHY) to the Application layer, discuss theoretical and practical considerations, and describe software implementation based on the 3GPP standardized technical specifications. The book includes figures, tables, and sample computer code to help readers thoroughly comprehend the functions and underlying concepts of a mobile communications network. Each chapter includes an introduction to the topic and a chapter summary. A full list of references, and a set of exercises are also provided at the end of the book to test comprehension and strengthen understanding of the material. Written by a respected professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the field, this highly practical guide:
•Provides detailed introductory information on GSM, GPRS, UMTS, and LTE mobile communications systems and networks
•Describes the various aspects and areas of the LTE system air interface and its protocol layers
•Covers troubleshooting and resolution of mobile communications systems and networks issues
•Discusses the software and hardware platforms used for the development of mobile communications systems network elements
•Includes 5G use cases, enablers, and architectures that cover the 5G NR (New Radio) and 5G Core Network
Mobile Communications Systems Development is perfect for graduate and postdoctoral students studying mobile communications and telecom design, electronic engineering undergraduate students in their final year, research and development engineers, and network operation and maintenance personnel.