AS SERVICE PROVIDERS START TO BUILD THIRD-GENERATION AND UMTS NETWORKS, THEY NEED A WIZARD TO MAKE SENSE OF ELABORATE PROTOCOLS AND OUT-OF-CONTEXT TECHNOLOGY REPORTS
"Excellent coverage: captures the gamut from propagation science to network planning." Nikil Jayant, John Pippin Chair in Wireless Systems, Georgia Tech
"For those already installing 3G systems, I recommend it be rushed into print." Reed Fisher, formerly of Bell Labs and father of the cell phone
"Engineers will find this is a much-needed integrated approach to understanding 3G technologies." Ken Smolik, Technology Specialist, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
This book gives network managers and 3G workers a select background in spread spectrum technology, empowering them to make real-world design, purchasing, and deployment decisions. Assuming only that W-CDMA is the preferred interface, the authors make a point of grounding 3G technologies in the fundamentals of propagation characteristics, physical layer functionalities, and spectrum requirements, so readers can confidently tackle soft handover, power control, sectorization, and message flows.