3G Networks: Architecture, Protocols & Procedures

by: Sumit Kasera, Nishit Narang


Abstract: In India, the mobile subscriber baser is increasing at a phenomenal rate. After the successful adoption of Second Generation (2G) Technology GSM and 2.5G Technology GPRS, the industry is now rapidly moving towards Third Generation (3G) Networks. The book, written by two young engineers, touches almost every imaginable aspect of a 3G Network, spanning across topics such as: • UMTS Network Architecture (including Access Network and Core Network), • Protocols (including RRC, NBAP, RANAP, MM/GMM, MAP and GTP), • Procedures (including UTRAN Procedures, Mobility Management, Call/Session handling and Security Management), and • Services (including Supplementary Services and Value-added Services). Also the book covers topics like IP Multimedia Sub-system (IMS) and SIGTRAN. Besides these, the book includes the status of deployment of 3G UMTS Networks across the world and provides a brief introduction to 4G Networks setting the tone for future advancements. With this coverage, the book would serve the needs of telecom engineers and students.
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Title: 3G Networks: Architecture, Protocols & Procedures

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2004 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070527997

Authors:

Sumit Kasera is Senior Technical Leader at Flextronics Software Systems (formerly Hughes Software Systems), India. He has a B. Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, India and an M.S degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. His current area of interest is software development for GSM, GPRS and EDGE access network. Sumit is also experienced in software development for networking protocols like ATM, TCP/IP and 3G UMTS. He has been has an active participant in various technical forums like ITU-T, ATM Forum and 3GPP where he has presented papers and conducted seminars; and also participated in the review of 3GPP specifications. Sumit is the author of two books ATM Networks: Concepts and Protocols and 3G Networks: Architecture, Protocols and Procedures.

Nishit Narang is Senior Technical Leader at Flextronics Software Systems India. He has a B. Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Delhi, India, and an M.S degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. Nishit's current areas of interest include software development for GSM, GPRS and 3G networks. He has wide experience in software development for networking protocols (like ATM and TCP/IP), network convergence, and routing protocols over satellite-based networks. He has been an active participant in various technical forums like IEEE ACM, ATM Forum and 3GPP and has presented papers and conducted technical seminars in these forums. Nishit has authored a book titled 3G Networks: Architecture, Protocols and Procedures.

Description: In India, the mobile subscriber baser is increasing at a phenomenal rate. After the successful adoption of Second Generation (2G) Technology GSM and 2.5G Technology GPRS, the industry is now rapidly moving towards Third Generation (3G) Networks. The book, written by two young engineers, touches almost every imaginable aspect of a 3G Network, spanning across topics such as: • UMTS Network Architecture (including Access Network and Core Network), • Protocols (including RRC, NBAP, RANAP, MM/GMM, MAP and GTP), • Procedures (including UTRAN Procedures, Mobility Management, Call/Session handling and Security Management), and • Services (including Supplementary Services and Value-added Services). Also the book covers topics like IP Multimedia Sub-system (IMS) and SIGTRAN. Besides these, the book includes the status of deployment of 3G UMTS Networks across the world and provides a brief introduction to 4G Networks setting the tone for future advancements. With this coverage, the book would serve the needs of telecom engineers and students.