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GSM – Architecture, Protocols and Services


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Preface. 1. Introduction. 1.1. The idea of unbounded communication. 1.2. The success of GSM. 1.3. Classification of mobile communication systems 1.4. Some history of statistics of GSM. 1.5. Overview of the book. 2. The mobile radio channel and the cellular principle. 2.1. Characteristics of the mobile radio channel. 2.2. Separation of directions and duplex transmission. 2.3. Multiple access. 2.4. Cellular principle. 3. System architecture and addressing. 3.1. System architecture. 3.2. The SIM concept. 3.3. Addressing. 3.4. Registers and subscriber data. 3.5. Network interfaces and configurations. 4. Air interface - physical layer. 4.1. Logical channels. 4.2. Physical channels. 4.3. Synchronization. 4.4. Mapping of logical onto physical channels. 4.5. Radio subsystem link control. 4.6. Channel coding, source coding and speech processing. 4.7. Source coding and speech processing. 4.8. Channel coding. 4.9. Power-up scenario. 5. Protocols. 5.1. Protocols architrecutre planes. 5.2. Protocol architecture of the user plane. 5.3. Protocol architecture of the signaling plane. 5.4. Signaling at the air interface (Um). 5.5. Signaling at the A and Abis interfaces. 5.6. Security-related network functions: authentication and encryption. 5.7. Signaling at the user interface. 6. Roaming an handover. 6.1. Mobile application part interfaces. 6.2. Location registration and location update. 6.3. Connection estalishment and termination. 6.4. Handover. 7. Services. 7.1. Classical GSM services. 7.2. Popular GSM services: SMS and MMS. 7.3. Overviwe of GSM services in Phase 2+. 7.4. Bearer and teleservices of GSM Phase 2+. 7.5. Supplementary services in GSM Phase 2+. 7.6. Service platforms. 7.7. Wireless application protocol. 8. Improved data services in GSM: GPRS, HSCSD and EDGE. 8.1. GPRS. 8.2. HSCSD. 8.3. EDGE. 9. Beyond GSM and MTS: 4G Appendices. A. Data communication and networking. B. Aspects of network operation. C. GSM Addresses. D. List of Acronyms. References. Index.

About the Author

Joerg Eberspacher is head of the Institute of Communication Networks at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM). His current research interests are high-speed and fault-tolerant communication networks: photonic networks, next generation QoS Internet, mobile networks and multimedia services. Hans-Joerg Voegel is currently product manager for The Fantastic Corporation, where he is responsible for designing and developing new products, solutions and services in the field of broadband and mobile multimedia. Christian Bettstetter received a Dipl-Ing degree in electrical engineering and information technology from TUM in 1998 and has since held various research posts. His current areas of interest include ad hoc networking, mobile Internet and mobility management. Christian Hartmann is also affiliated to the Technische Universitat in Munchen. He has extensive experience in the field of telecommunications.

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