"This text is an especially helpful as an accompaniment to the 3GPP specifications themselves, which offer no explanations as to why one thing or another is included, no hint as to why one protocol technique was chosen over another, or why certain contributions appear only to disappear in later releases. Khan's text offers a welcome set of explanations for pretty much all the mysteries in the specifications; the book gave me a sense of having sat through the LTE formulation process itself. Farooq Khan gives us a rigorous exploration of the contributing technologies and practices with all the whys and wherefores disclosed. The book is, in my view, a critical accompaniment to the LTE specifications for readers who prefer to understand what they are reading and would like to be able to interpret and actually use the LTE specifications."
Malcolm Oliphant, Award Solutions Inc.
With extensive references, a useful discussion of technologies that were not included in the standard, and end-of-chapter summaries that emphasize all the key points, this book is an essential resource for practitioners in the mobile cellular communications industry and for graduate students studying advanced wireless communications.
Do you need to get up to speed quickly on LTE? Understand the new technologies of the standard and their impact on system performance improvements with this practical guide. You'll get a strong grounding in the technical details and fascinating insights into why particular technologies were chosen in the development process.
About the Author
Farooq Khan is Technology Director in the Wireless Solutions Laboratory at Samsung, Texas, where he manages the design, performance evaluation, and standardization of next generation wireless communications systems. Previously, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, where he conducted research on evolution of CDMA2000 and UMTS systems towards high speed packet access (HSPA). He has also worked at Ericsson Research in Sweden, contributing to the design and performance evaluation of EDGE and WCDMA technologies. He has published over 30 technical papers and holds over 40 US patents, all in the area of wireless communications.