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.

Key Features

*A real-world design guide with cookbook-style instructions and rules of thumb, not another R&D-level book or crib to the standards. *Covers the hot engineering issues in UMTS planning, design and implementation. *UMTS is the natural evolutionary choice for operations of GSM networks, currently representing a customer base of more than 747 million end users in over 180 countries and representing over 70% of today's digital wireless market[source: GSM Association]


Mobile Telecommunications engineers and managers:manufacturers, vendors and operators. Network planning engineers and managers, UMTS systems developers, R&D engineers, EE students.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to the Network Planning Model (Coverage, Capacity & QoS) Chapter 1 Introduction to 3G UMTS Chapter 2 W-CDMA Network Planning Part 2: Capacity and Network Planning Chapter 3 Detailed Network Planning Chapter 4 Network Dimensioning Part 3: Coverage and Network Planning Chapter 5 2G Co-Planning Chapter 6 Quality of Service Part 4: Quality and Network Planning Chapter 7 Uplink and Downlink Budgets Part 5: Optimisation and Network Planning Chapter 8 Microcell Planning Chapter 9 Radio Resource Management Chapter 10 3G Planning Methods & Tools Chapter 11 Nominal planning and site selection Chapter 12 Detail Site Design Part 6: 3G Development Chapter 13 3G Key Drivers Chapter 14 Wireless Technologies


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