HSPA Evolution

HSPA Evolution

The Fundamentals for Mobile Broadband

1st Edition - November 14, 2014

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  • Authors: Thomas Chapman, Erik Larsson, Peter von Wrycza, Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, Johan Skold
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080999692
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128004340

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This book is essential reading for those wishing to obtain a systems perspective and a broad view on the background, performance and application of the latest developments in HSPA in the context of the demands on today’s mobile broadband devices and networks. It takes the reader behind the scenes of 3GPP and provides an easily accessible understanding of the basic principles, the latest steps in the standard’s evolution, and the motivations behind the development of standardized features. It covers important topics such as smartphone related features, multi-carrier and multi-antenna operation, interface architecture, heterogeneous networks and HSPA system performance. Offering full coverage of recent developments in HSPA up to Release 13, this book will provide a comprehensive description of one of the dominating standards for mobile broadband. With this book, you will: Get a guided and consistent tour through the evolutionary stages of HSPA Gain an understanding of the 3GPP standardization process, the driving forces behind it, and the need for evolution Learn about the fundamental technology components of a modern wireless communication system, such as basic link level architecture, cellular system behavior, traffic management and scheduling and system management Learn in detail the features of the latest HSPA development up to Release 13 Gain a deep insight into the means by which HSPA performance can be simulated and characterized, the factors that drive the performance of networks and user experience, and the performance expectations for the technology Obtain insight into the telecommunications market and its evolution   Learn about current trends and the future direction of HSPA

Key Features

  • A full insight into the 3GPP and regulatory standardisation processes and the factors that drive evolution of the specification
  • A walk through of the fundamental technology principles that lie behind HSPA
  • A structured overview of the WCDMA/HSPA feature set, offering insider coverage starting from the core release 5/6 technologies and reviewing each of the added features up to and including the most recent developments in the area
  • An overview of the frequency bands available for HSPA
  • An insight into the radio performance requirements, their background and implications for mobiles and networks
  • A tutorial on simulation principles for HSPA
  • A description of the performance of HSPA features within the context of a tutorial on the factors that drive performance


R&D engineers, researchers and academics interested in the fundamentals of HSPA and its evolution

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Part I: Introduction
      • Chapter 1: From 3G to 4G: background and motivation of 3G evolution
        • Abstract
        • 1.1. History and background of 3G
        • 1.2. Standardization
        • 1.3. Spectrum for 3G and systems beyond 3G
        • 1.4. The motivations behind continuing HSPA evolution
    • Part II: Technologies for HSPA
      • Chapter 2: High data rates in mobile communication
        • Abstract
        • 2.1. High data rates: Fundamental constraints
        • 2.2. Higher data rates within a limited bandwidth: Higher-order modulation
        • 2.3. Wider bandwidth including multi-carrier transmission
      • Chapter 3: CDMA transmission principles
        • Abstract
        • 3.1. Spread spectrum basics
        • 3.2. Baseband transmitter model for a CDMA system
        • 3.3. Spread spectrum in a real propagation environment
        • 3.4. Receiver and equalization strategies
      • Chapter 4: Multi-antenna techniques
        • Abstract
        • 4.1. Multi-antenna configurations
        • 4.2. Benefits of multi-antenna techniques
        • 4.3. Multiple receive antennas
        • 4.4. Multiple transmit antennas
        • 4.5. Spatial multiplexing
      • Chapter 5: Scheduling, link adaptation, and hybrid-ARQ
        • Abstract
        • 5.1. Link adaptation: power and rate control
        • 5.2. Channel-dependent scheduling
        • 5.3. Retransmission schemes
        • 5.4. Hybrid-ARQ with soft combining
    • Part III: HSPA and its evolution
      • Chapter 6: Overview of release 99 WCDMA
        • Abstract
        • 6.1. System architecture
        • 6.2. Protocol architecture
        • 6.3. Physical layer; downlink
        • 6.4. Physical layer; uplink
        • 6.5. Resource handling and packet-data session
        • 6.6. UE RRC states and state transitions
      • Chapter 7: Introduction to HSPA
        • Abstract
        • 7.1. HSPA emerges from WCDMA: fundamental building blocks
        • 7.2. Other enhancements
      • Chapter 8: High-speed downlink packet access
        • Abstract
        • 8.1. Overview
        • 8.2. Details of HSDPA
        • 8.3. Finer details of HSDPA
        • 8.4. Release 7 improved layer 2
      • Chapter 9: High-speed uplink packet access
        • Abstract
        • 9.1. Overview
        • 9.2. Details of HSUPA
        • 9.3. Finer details of HSUPA
      • Chapter 10: Higher-order modulation
        • Abstract
        • 10.1. Overview
        • 10.2. Downlink 64-QAM
        • 10.3. Uplink higher-order modulation
      • Chapter 11: Multi-antenna transmission
        • Abstract
        • 11.1. Overview
        • 11.2. Downlink transmit diversity
        • 11.3. Downlink two-branch MIMO
        • 11.4. Downlink four-branch MIMO
        • 11.5. Uplink transmit diversity
        • 11.6. Uplink two-branch MIMO
      • Chapter 12: Multi-carrier techniques
        • Abstract
        • 12.1. Evolution of multi-carrier HSPA
        • 12.2. Downlink multi-carrier HSDPA in detail
        • 12.3. Uplink DC-HSUPA in detail
      • Chapter 13: Multi-flow transmission
        • Abstract
        • 13.1. Overview
        • 13.2. Details of multi-flow transmission
      • Chapter 14: Connectivity enhancements
        • Abstract
        • 14.1. Continuous packet connectivity (CPC)
        • 14.2. Enhanced CELL_FACH
      • Chapter 15: Multimedia broadcast multicast services
        • Abstract
        • 15.1. Release 6 MBMS overview
        • 15.2. Details of release 6 MBMS
        • 15.3. Release 7 MBSFN
        • 15.4. Release 8 Integrated Mobile Broadcast
      • Chapter 16: Spectrum and RF characteristics
        • Abstract
        • 16.1. Spectrum for UTRA
        • 16.2. Flexible spectrum use
        • 16.3. Multi-carrier operation
        • 16.4. Multistandard radio base stations
        • 16.5. Overview of RF requirements for UTRA
        • 16.6. Output power level requirements
        • 16.7. Transmitted signal quality
        • 16.8. Unwanted emissions requirements
        • 16.9. Sensitivity and dynamic range
        • 16.10. Receiver susceptibility to interfering signals
        • 16.11. Multiband-capable base stations
      • Chapter 17: Heterogeneous networks
        • Abstract
        • 17.1. Motivation for deployment of heterogeneous networks
        • 17.2. Types of nodes in heterogeneous networks
        • 17.3. Issues to consider with heterogeneous networks
    • Part IV: Performance and future outlook
      • Chapter 18: HSPA system performance
        • Abstract
        • 18.1. Typical system modeling assumptions
        • 18.2. System simulation performance metrics
        • 18.3. HSPA performance drivers
        • 18.4. HSPA performance figures
      • Chapter 19: Release 12 and Beyond
        • Abstract
        • 19.1. Heterogeneous Networks
        • 19.2. HSUPA Enhancements
        • 19.3. DCH Enhancements
        • 19.4. BCH Enhancements
        • 19.5. Looking to the future - Release 13
    • List of acronyms
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: November 14, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080999692
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128004340

About the Authors

Thomas Chapman

Thomas Chapman
Thomas Chapman is currently working within the radio access and standardization team within the Standards and Technology group at Ericsson. He has been contributing into 3GPP standardisation since 2000 to the whole portfolio of 3GPP technologies including UTRA TDD, WCDMA, HSPA, LTE and NR, and has been deeply involved in concept evaluation and standardization of AAS in RAN4. He holds an MSc (1996) and PhD (2000) in electronic engineering and signal processing from the University of Manchester, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

3GPP Standardisation Delegate, Ericsson AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Erik Larsson

Erik Larsson
Erik Larsson joined Ericsson in 2005. He is currently a researcher working with concept development and network performance for NR with a focus on advanced antenna systems. He holds both an M.Sc. in engineering physics and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, specializing in signal processing, from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher in Multi-Antenna Systems, Ericsson AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Peter von Wrycza

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden

Erik Dahlman

Erik Dahlman works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden

Stefan Parkvall

Stefan Parkvall works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden

Johan Skold

Johan Skold works at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 4G and 5G development and standardization since the early days of 3G research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ericsson, Sweden

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