Specific operational requirements drive early network architectural and design decisions for 4G networks. 4G: Deployment Strategies and Operational Implications evaluates the specific design and deployment options and strategies for LTE network business development. LTE is a robust and flexible standard for 4G communications, with many deployment options. Operators developing 4G deployment strategies must consider these options and their trade-offs in order to maximize return on investment for LTE networks. Operators must develop detailed but flexible deployment road maps to comprehend their business requirements while allowing the agility that unexpected network evolution will require in order to avoid costly redeployment while leveraging profitable traffic. Network upgrade and architectural evolution road maps (with options) must be clearly understood and communicated.
Authors Venkataram Krishnamurthy and Rajaneesh Shetty examine various architectural options provided by the flexibility of LTE and their effect on the general current and future capability of the designed network. Specific features are examined, and specific example architectural deployment strategies covered for their implications on near term and out year operations and evolutionary paths. The book also outlines specific overall network strategies, what network features and deployment strategies support those network strategies, and the trade-offs in business models implied by these strategies. Additionally, a process for proactive management of network road map evolution is offered by the authors.
What you’ll learn
The relationships between network options, deployment strategies, network strategies, network road maps and operator business models.
The process of developing and evolving strategies and roadmaps with a targeted operational model in mind.
Ways to ensure maximum deployment flexibility to respond to changes in the operational model which might be forced by changing market conditions, usage models or technological developments
Who this book is for
This book targets architectural, engineering and operational executives in the operator community as well as the network development contractors they employ to analyze, propose, design and in some cases operate their networks.