UMTS Network Planning and Development

UMTS Network Planning and Development

Design and Implementation of the 3G CDMA Infrastructure

1st Edition - December 17, 2003

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  • Authors: Chris Braithwaite, Mike Scott
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474656

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2003
  • Published: December 17, 2003
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474656

About the Authors

Chris Braithwaite

Affiliations and Expertise

Cellular Telecoms trainer and consultant; clients include Nokia, Viag-Interkom, Vodafone, Digicell

Mike Scott

Affiliations and Expertise

Cellular telecoms implementation consultant; clients including Orange, Ericsson, O2 (Cellnet), BT and T-Mobile

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