3G / SAE Bundle


  • Erik Dahlman, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Magnus Olsson, Ericsson, Sweden

Combining information on the most important and related technologies in the mobile communications field, this two book package gives the engineer a concise, complete and authoritative introduction to LTE and SAE and The Evolved Packet Core. Written by experts who played a leading role in the development of the standards, this package gives insight into the  â€˜how’ and ‘why’, enabling the professional engineer to implement the technologies that are central to the mobile broadband revolution.

  • Includes details of the standards and technologies with 160 new pages: LTE radio interface architecture, LTE physical layer and LTE access procedures
  • Contains three brand new chapters on LTE: Transmission Procedures, Flexible Bandwidth and LTE Evolution, plus expanded details on the physical layer (total LTE content is 270 pages)
  • Examines the latest developments in the evolution of LTE into IMT-Advanced, the next stage of 3G Evolution
  • Gives clear explanations of the role of OFDM and MIMO technologies in HSPA and LTE
  • Outlines the System Architecture Evolution (SAE) supporting LTE and HSPA evolution


    • Up-to-date coverage of SAE including the latest standards development
    • Easily accessible overview of the architecture and concepts defined by SAE
    • Thorough description of the Evolved Packet Core for LTE, fixed and other wireless accesses
    • Comprehensive explanation of SAE key concepts, security and Quality-of-Service
    • Covers potential service and operator scenarios including interworking with existing 3GPP and 3GPP2 systems
    • Detailed walkthrough of network entities, protocols and procedures
    • Written by established experts in the SAE standardization process, all of whom have extensive experience and understanding of its goals, history and vision


    Published: October 2009

    Imprint: Academic Press


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