The third generation (3G) cellular system UMTS is advanced, optimised and complex. The many existing books on UMTS attempt to explain all the intricacies of the system and as a result are large and equally complex. This book takes a different approach and explains UMTS in a concise, clear and readily understandable style. Written by a professional technical trainer, and based on training courses delivered on UMTS to telecommunication companies worldwide, Essentials of UMTS will enable you to grasp the key concepts quickly. It assumes no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunication theory, and is structured around the operation of the system, clearly setting out how the different components interact with each other, and how the system as a whole behaves. Engineers, project managers and marketing executives working for equipment manufacturers and network operators will find this concise guide to UMTS invaluable.
Christopher Cox is a technical consultant and trainer in mobile telecommunications for his business Chris Cox Communications Limited. He has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Radio Astronomy from the University of Cambridge, and 15 years' experience in scientific and technical consultancy, telecommunications and training.
Preface; 1. Introduction to mobile telecommunications; 2. Introduction to UMTS; 3. Radio transmission and reception; 4. Operational procedures; 5. Services and their implementation; 6. Future developments; Bibliography; List of abbreviations.