This ground-breaking resource offers you a detailed treatment of EDGE and its critical role in the development of the mobile Internet. The book explains how this global radio based high-speed mobile data standard can be introduced into GSM/GPRS networks, improving data transmission speeds to support multimedia services. It enables you to become thoroughly knowledgeable of EDGE specifications and covers concepts pertaining to several domains, including RF, signal processing, digital communications and communication networks.
The book opens with a review of GPRS principles and architecture, and then thoroughly explores the general principles, services and applications of EDGE as it relates to GPRS. It provides you with detailed coverage of a wide range of topics, including the RF physical, physical link, and RLC/MAC layers. The book also presents and analyzes WAP, and includes a guide to its related technologies such as wml, xml, mms, and wta. Case studies throughout present simple approaches to implementation problems, along with proposed resolutions.
Ground-breaking resource offers you a detailed description and specifications for EDGE, a critical system for web browsing and multimedia messaging in the burgeoning field of mobile internet technology.
About the Author
Emmanuel Seurre is platforms and applications product manager in the handset division of Alcatel Business Systems. He holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Speciale de Mecanique et d' Electricite.
Patrick Savelli is an RF and system engineer at Mitsubishi Electric. He has previously worked at the mobile phone division of Alcatel, especially on GPRS and EDGE, for which he has followed the evolutions in the standard groups. He holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), in Paris.
Pierre-Jean Pietri works for ST Microelectronics, where he has done extensive work on the development of technical solutions for GSM, GPRS and EDGE handsets. He has also worked on the GSM network infrastructures at Alcatel Mobile Communication Division in a system specification and standardization team. He holds an Engineering Degree from the Institut National des Telecommunications (INT).