Evolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Evolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE

1st Edition

Edited by Lingyang Song, Jia Shen

CRC Press

630 pages | 237 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439806494
pub: 2010-08-24

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Most books on network planning and optimization provide limited coverage of either GSM or WCDMA techniques. Few scrape the surface of HSPA, and even fewer deal with TD-SCDMA. Filling this void, Evolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE presents an accessible introduction to all stages of planning and optimizing UMTS, HSPA, and LTE cellular networks.

Supplying a comprehensive explanation of the fundamental aspects of current and future cellular networks, the text starts with an overview of each type of network, including basic techniques and channel models. Next, it examines the challenges operators and vendors are likely to face—explaining the critical role network planning and optimization play in addressing these challenges. The book details effective system-level simulation methods, it also provides:

  • A complete overview of UMTS, HSPA, and LTE networks
  • Techniques for planning and optimizing cellular networks
  • An examination of inter-operation issues with existing cellular networks
  • Coverage of the challenges in deploying LTE and relay networks

In addition to exploring the procedures for planning and optimizing each type of network, the text covers techniques for major mechanisms, trending, troubleshooting, and conducting radio performance analysis. Paying special attention to compatibility issues among these networks, this book provides the understanding required to deploy and optimize networks that meet the growing demands for mobile data solutions.


This edited volume provides an introduction to planning and optimization techniques and practices using system level simulation models for advanced cellular networks, covering UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System), HSPA (high-speed packet access), and LTE (long-term evolution) networks. It also addresses inter-operation issues with existing networks, issues of LTE deployment, troubleshooting, and radio performance analysis.

—In Research Book News, booknews.com, February 2011

Table of Contents


Introduction to UMTS: WCDMA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE; Matthew Baker and Xiaobo Zhang

Overview of Wireless Channel Models for UMTS and LTE; Abbas Mohammed and Asad Mehmood

Virtual Drive Test; Avraham Freedman and Moshe Levin


WCDMA Planning and Optimization; Xuemin Huang and Meixia Tao

TD-SCDMA Network Planning and Optimization; Jianhua Zhang and Guangyi Liu


Capacity, Coverage Planning, and Dimensioning for HSPA; Anis Masmoudi and Tarek Bejaoui

Radio Resource Optimization and Scheduling Techniques for HSPA and LTE Advanced Technologies; Tarek Bejaoui, Anis Masmoudi, and Nidal Nasser

Teletraffic Engineering for HSDPA and HSUPA Cells; Maciej Stasiak, Piotr Zwierzykowski, and Mariusz Gľąbowski

Radio Resource Management for E-MBMS Transmissions towards LTE; Antonios Alexiou, Christos Bouras, and Vasileios Kokkinos

Managing Coverage and Interference in UMTS Femtocell Deployments; Jay A. Weitzen, Balaji Raghothaman, and Anand Srinivas


RF Planning and Optimization for LTE Networks; Mohammad S. Sharawi

Advanced Radio Access Networks for LTE and Beyond; Petar Djukic, Mahmudur Rahman, Halim Yanikomeroglu, and Jietao Zhang

Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) Closed-Loop Power Control for 3G LTE; Bilal Muhammad and Abbas Mohammed

Key Technologies and Network Planning in TD-LTE Systems; Mugen Peng, Changqing Yang, Bin Han, Li Li, and Hsiao Hwa Chen

Planning and Optimization of Multihop Relaying Networks; Fernando Gordejuela-Sanchez and Jie Zhang

LTE E-MBMS Capacity and Intersite Gains; Amèrico Correia, Rui Dinis, Nuno Souto, and João Silva

About the Editors

Lingyang Song, Philips Research Laboratories, UK

Jia Shen, China Academy of Telecommunications Research, Beijing, Peoples's Republic of China

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications