Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to WCDMA radio access technology used in UMTS, featuring new content on key developments. Written by leading experts in the field, the first edition quickly established itself as a best-selling and highly respected book on how to dimension, plan and optimise UMTS networks. This valuable text examines current and future radio network management issues and their impact on network performance as well as the relevant capacity and coverage enhancement methods.
In addition to coverage of WCDMA radio access technology used in UMTS, and the planning and optimisation of such a system, the service control and management concept in WCDMA and GPRS networks are also introduced. This is an excellent source of information for those considering future cellular networks where Quality of Service (QoS) is of paramount importance.
Key features of the Second Edition include:
- High-speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) - physical layer, dimensioning and radio resource management
- Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms in network for service differentiation
- Multiple Input - Multiple Output (MIMO) technology
- Practical network optimisation examples
- Service optimisation for UMTS and GPRS/EDGE capacity optimisation
- The "hot topic" of service control and management in WCDMA and GPRS networks, that has evolved since the first edition
About the Author
All three editors work on WCDMA research at Nokia Networks, Nokia Group, Finland. Jaana Laiho is currently Senior Research Engineer at Nokia Networks. More recently she has worked with CDMA issues, particularly UMTS WCDMA radio networks.
Achim Wacker is Senior Research Engineer at Nokia Networks, where he has studied the use of adaptive antennas in radio network planning and WCDMA radio networks.
Tomáš Novosad is Senior Specialist at Nokia Networks, and previously worked at Motorola, European Cellular Infrastructure. Dr. Novosad is oriented towards network planning and WCDMA research, and his technical interests include wireless communication performance, digital modulations and spread spectrum systems.