336 pages | 3 Color Illus. | 137 B/W Illus.
This book will help readers comprehend technical and policy elements of telecommunication particularly in the context of 5G. It first presents an overview of the current research and standardization practices and lays down the global frequency spectrum allocation process. It further lists solutions to accommodate 5G spectrum requirements.
The readers will find a considerable amount of information on 4G (LTE-Advanced), LTE-Advance Pro, 5G NR (New Radio); transport network technologies, 5G NGC (Next Generation Core), OSS (Operations Support Systems), network deployment and end-to-end 5G network architecture.
Some details on multiple network elements (end products) such as 5G base station/small cells and the role of semiconductors in telecommunication are also provided. Keeping trends in mind, service delivery mechanisms along with state-of-the-art services such as MFS (mobile financial services), mHealth (mobile health) and IoT (Internet-of-Things) are covered at length. At the end, telecom sector’s burning challenges and best practices are explained which may be looked into for today’s and tomorrow’s networks.
The book concludes with certain high level suggestions for the growth of telecommunication, particularly on the importance of basic research, departure from ten-year evolution cycle and having a 20–30 year plan.
"This [book is] a perfect resource for both beginners and experts."
~Dr. Sabit Ekin, Oklahoma State University
"This book will be a good addition to knowledge, because its provides the basic concepts of 5G communication and also discuss all the underlying technologies used for communication." ~Ghulam M. Chaudhry, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Chapter 1 The Beginning. Mobile Cellular Telephony Evolution. Hexagon Based Mobile Cellular Telephony. Manuscript Overview. Section I. Chapter 2 Research and Technology Development. Basic versus Applied Research. R&D in ICT. Strengthening the ICT R&D Ecosystem. Chapter 3 Radio Frequency Spectrum. Radio Spectrum and Mobile Communications. Frequency Allocation and Identification. Frequency Spectrum Needs of 5G. Section II. Chapter 4 Standardization. Key SDOs and their Standardization Processes. 5G Standardization. ITU-T Guidelines for Establishing SDOs in Developing Nations. Case Study—Lack of Research and Standardization in OIC Member States. Chapter 5 5G Concepts. 5G Objectives and Usage Scenarios. 5G Activities. Channel Access Method/Air Interface. Cognitive Radio. Massive Centralized RAN. Vehicular Communications. Network Slicing. 5G Policy. 5G Timelines. Section III. Chapter 6 Semiconductors in Mobile Telecommunications. Background. 6.2 RF, Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS), and MMW Circuits. Examples (RFAMS). IoT—Next Growth Engine for Semiconductors. 6.5 Perspective—Semiconductor Business in Pakistan. Chapter 7 Product Development. Multi-Standard, Multi-Mode, Multi-RAT Base Stations. Small Cells. SSGN-MME Node. 5G Base Stations and Small Cells. Section IV. Chapter 8 Network Architecture, Mobility Management, and Deployment. 2G GSM Network Architecture. 3G UMTS Network Architecture. LTE and 4G (LTE-Advanced) Network Architecture. Potential 5G Network Architecture. Mobility Management. Network Deployment. Chapter 9 4G/5G Radio Access Network. 3GPP Releases. LTE-Advanced. LTE-Advanced Pro. 5G NR. Chapter 10 Transport Network. 5G Transport Requirements. Mobile Backhaul. E-Band Microwave Radios. Metro Transport Network. Core Transport Network. Chapter 11 Core Network and Operational Support System. Evolved Packet Core. Evolution of IMS. 5G Core Network. Content Delivery Network. Operations Support System. Section V. Chapter 12 Connected Devices. Smart Phone Components. Batteries. Device Processors. Massive MIMO. D2D Communications. Role of SDOs for Connected Devices. Chapter 13 Mobile Applications. Delivery Platforms. Advanced Value-Added Services. Mobile Financial Services. mHealth. Massive Internet of Things. Section VI. Chapter 14 Burning Challenges. Signaling Storm. Hyperdense HetNets. D2D Communications. Big Data. Chapter 15 Weak, Good, and Best Industry Practices. Spectrum Management. Energy Management. Patent Portfolio Management. Final Remarks. Chapter 16 The Way Forward: Fast Forward to Year 2040. Current Picture. Why 2040? Key Big Trends. Final Suggestions