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:
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
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
3G PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION
WCDMA Planning and Optimization; Xuemin Huang and Meixia Tao
TD-SCDMA Network Planning and Optimization; Jianhua Zhang and Guangyi Liu
HSPA PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION
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
LTE PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION
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