This unique text provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the theory and practice of mobile data networks. Covering basic design principles as well as analytical tools for network performance evaluation, and with a focus on system-level resource management, you will learn how state-of-the-art network design can enable you flexibly and efficiently to manage and trade-off various resources such as spectrum, energy, and infrastructure investments. Topics covered range from traditional elements such as medium access, cell deployment, capacity, handover, and interference management, to more recent cutting-edge topics such as heterogeneous networks, energy and cost-efficient network design, and a detailed introduction to LTE (4G). Numerous worked examples and exercises illustrate the key theoretical concepts and help you put your knowledge into practice, making this an essential resource whether you are a student, researcher, or practicing engineer.
Guowang Miao is an Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. After receiving a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he spent two years working in industry as a Senior Standard Engineer and 3GPP delegate at Samsung Telecom America in Dallas and was awarded an Individual Gold Award. Jens Zander is a full Professor and co-founder and Scientific Director of the KTH Center for Wireless Systems at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is on the board of directors of the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. Ki Won Sung is a Docent in the Communications Systems Department at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is also affiliated with the KTH Center for Wireless Systems (Wireless@KTH). Slimane Ben Slimane is an Associate Professor in the Communication Systems Department at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, having previously been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Signals, Sensors, and Systems.
1. Introduction; 2. Wireless network models; 3. Medium access control; 4. Scheduling; 5. Principles of cellular systems; 6. Transmitter power control; 7. Interference management; 8. Association and handover; 9. Energy-efficient design; 10. LTE; 11. Wireless infrastructure economics.