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1st Edition

Edited by Borko Furht, Syed A. Ahson

CRC Press

494 pages | 191 B/W Illus.

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High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) is a collection of two mobile telephony protocols, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA). Allowing networks based on the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System to achieve data rates of several megabits per second, these powerful protocols are ideal for applications ranging from file transfer to multimedia streaming.

From basic concepts to research grade material, the HSDPA/HSUPA Handbook provides technical information on all aspects of HSDPA/HSUPA. With contributions from 30 experts from around the world, this comprehensive HSPA reference provides a global and authoritative perspective of this rapidly emerging technology.

  • Investigates the relationship between HSDPA/HSUPA and UMTS
  • Describes the benefits of HSPA and its technical enhancements
  • Explains packet flows in HSDPA
  • Explores migration issues associated with HSPA
  • Considers receiver designs and multi-user extensions to MIMO HSDPA

Presenting information in a well-structured manner for ease of reference, this book presents accurate and up-to-date information on the full spectrum of topics related to HSPA technology, including future directions. The ideal desk reference for designers and planners of contemporary wireless communication networks, this book can also be adopted as a textbook for graduate and research-oriented courses that deal with HSPA.


This collection of thirteen essays on the High Speed Downlink, Uplink, and Packet Access (HSDPA/HSUPA) protocol attempts to provide a complete overview, from basic theory to cutting edge research, of this ubiquitous mobile networking data standard. Of interest to advanced electrical and telecommunications engineering students, articles discuss such topics as HSDPA/HSUPA performance, receiver designs, interference cancellation, packet scheduling, throughput measurement and network dimensioning, and include numerous illustrations, graphs and equations. Contributors to this volume include academics from a variety of universities around the world as well as industry experts from important networking and telecommunication companies such as Ericsson and Microsoft.

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

Table of Contents

TD-SCDMA HSDPA/HSUPA: Principles, Technologies and Performance; Shuping Chen, Wenbo Wang, and Dong Zhao

Multi-user Extensions to MIMO HSDPA; Irfan Ghauri, Shakti Prasad Shenoy, and Dirk T.M. Slock

Advanced Receivers for MIMO HSDPA; Martin Wrulich, Christian Mehlführer, and Markus Rupp

Interference Cancellation in HSDPA Terminals, Ahmet Baştuğ, Irfan Ghauri, and Dirk T.M. Slock

Packet Scheduling Principles and Algorithms for Downlink; Kamal Deep Singh, Gerardo Rubino, and Cesar Viho

Packet Scheduling and Buffer Management in HSDPA; Khalid Al-Begain, Suleiman Y. Yerima, and Belal Abuhaija

HSPA Radio Access Network Design; Jamil Yusuf Khan and Xinzhi Yan

Automated Optimization in HSDPA Radio Network Planning; Iana Siomina, Di Yuan, and Fredrik Gunnarsson

HSPA Transport Network Layer Congestion Control; Szilveszter Nádas, Śandor Ŕacz, and Pál L Pályi

Performance Evaluation of HSDPA/HSUPA Systems; Borko Furht And Syed Ahson

MIMO HSDPA Throughput Measurement Results; Christian Mehlführer, Sebastian Caban, and Markus Rupp

HSDPA Indoor Planning; Tero Isotalo, Panu Lähdekorpi, and Jukka Lempiäinen

Dimensioning HSPA Networks: Principles, Methodology, and Applications; Salah E. Elayoubi


About the Editors

Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. He is also Director of the NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at FAU. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, a professor at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and a senior researcher in the Institute Boris Kidric-Vinca, Yugoslavia.

Professor Furht received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, 3D video and image systems, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He has been Principal Investigator and Co-PI of several multiyear, multimillion dollar projects – on Coastline Security Technologies, funded by the Department of Navy, One Pass to Production, funded by Motorola, and NSF PIRE project on Global Living Laboratory for Cyber Infrastructure Application Enablement, and NSF High-Performance Computing Project. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer).

He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell, and RCA, and has been an expert witness for Cisco and Qualcomm. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials. He served on the Board of Directors of several high-tech companies.

Syed Ahson is a Senior Software Design Engineer with Microsoft. As part of the Mobile Voice and Partner Services group, he is busy creating new and exciting end-to-end mobile services and applications. Prior to Microsoft, Syed was a Senior Staff Software Engineer with Motorola where he contributed significantly in leading roles towards the creation of several iDEN, CDMA and GSM cellular phones. Syed has extensive experience with Wireless Data Protocols, Wireless Data Applications and Cellular Telephony Protocols. Prior to joining Motorola, Syed was a Senior Software Design Engineer with NetSpeak Corporation (now part of Net2Phone), a pioneer in VoIP telephony software.

Syed has published more than ten books on emerging technologies such as WiMAX, RFID, Mobile Broadcasting and IP Multimedia Subsystem. His recent books include "IP Multimedia Subsystem Handbook" and "Handbook of Mobile Broadcasting: DVB-H, DMB, ISDB-T and MediaFLO". Syed has authored several research articles and teaches computer engineering courses as adjunct faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Florida where he introduced a course on Smartphone technology and applications. Syed received his MS degree in Computer Engineering in July 1998 at Florida Atlantic University, USA. Syed received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Aligarh University, India, in 1995.

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COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications