UMTS Network Planning and Development

Design and Implementation of the 3G CDMA Infrastructure


  • Chris Braithwaite, Cellular Telecoms trainer and consultant; clients include Nokia, Viag-Interkom, Vodafone, Digicell
  • Mike Scott, Cellular telecoms implementation consultant; clients including Orange, Ericsson, O2 (Cellnet), BT and T-Mobile

UMTS is the wireless network technology behind the rollout of Third Generation (3G) mobile telecoms networks which will bring video, music and internet services to the cellphone and a range of electronic products.Chris Braithwaite and Mike Scott use their extensive experience of training engineers across Europe, and their backgrounds in working with Nokia, Ericsson and Orange to deliver a uniquely practical guide written from the perspective of the engineer and network planner. This guide is a valuable addition to the literature on UMTS which to date has been dominated by theoretical and reference works. The authors consider each of the key topics of UMTS/WCDMA and 3G rollout in terms of Coverage, Capacity and Quality of Service- the key considerations for all engineers and managers working in 3G telecoms.
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Mobile Telecommunications engineers and managers:manufacturers, vendors and operators. Network planning engineers and managers, UMTS systems developers, R&D engineers, EE students.


Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6082-2

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to the Network Planning Model (Coverage, Capacity & QoS)Chapter 1 Introduction to 3G UMTSChapter 2 W-CDMA Network PlanningPart 2: Capacity and Network PlanningChapter 3 Detailed Network PlanningChapter 4 Network DimensioningPart 3: Coverage and Network PlanningChapter 5 2G Co-PlanningChapter 6 Quality of ServicePart 4: Quality and Network PlanningChapter 7 Uplink and Downlink BudgetsPart 5: Optimisation and Network PlanningChapter 8 Microcell PlanningChapter 9 Radio Resource ManagementChapter 10 3G Planning Methods & ToolsChapter 11 Nominal planning and site selectionChapter 12 Detail Site DesignPart 6: 3G DevelopmentChapter 13 3G Key DriversChapter 14 Wireless Technologies