1st Edition

Security in Next Generation Mobile Networks SAE/LTE and Wimax

By Anand R. Prasad, Seung-Woo Seo Copyright 2011

    Starting from voice services with simple terminals, today a mobile device is nothing sort of a small PC in the form of smart-phones. The result has been a huge increase in data-services giving mobile communication access to critical aspects of human society / life. This has led to standardization of SAE/LTE (System Architecture Evolution / Long Term Evolution) by 3GPP and IEEE 802.16e / WiMAX. Together with penetration of mobile communications and new standardization come new security issues and thus the need for new security solutions. This book provides a fresh look at those security aspects, with main focus on the latest security developments of 3GPP SAE/LTE and WiMAX. SAE/LTE is also known as Evolved Packet System (EPS).The intended audience for this book is mobile network and device architects, designers, researchers and students. The goal of the authors, who have a combined experience of more than 25 years in mobile security standardization, architecture, research, and education, is to provide the book?s readers with a fresh and up-to-date look at the architecture and challenges of EPS and WiMAX security.

    Dedication About the Authors Preface 1 Introduction 2 Security Overview 3 Standardization 4 System Architecture and Long-Term Evolution Security 5 Security in IEEE 802.16e/WiMAX 6 Security for Other Systems Abbreviations Index


    Anand R. Prasad, Seung-Woo Seo