Book: GSM System Engineering (Artech House Mobile Communications Series)
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Cellular communications is one of the fastest growing and most challenging telecommunication
applications ever. Today, it represents a large and continuously increasing
percentage of all new telephone subscribers around the world. In the long term,
cellular digital technology may become the universal way of communication.
The mobile communications market has experienced rapid growth in European
Post Offices and Telecommunication (CEPT) Europe. This has been driven by market
forces, technological development, and new forms of cooperation in the areas of
standardization and implementation of new systems. A major product of this standards
work within CEPT Europe has been the GSM standard. The Global System
for Mobile Communication was developed as the next generation digital cellular
mobile communication system for CEPT Europe.
Here is a comprehensive look at the global system for mobile communications from an engineer's viewpoint. GSM System Engineering covers the architecture, protocols, and time and frequency domain representation, as well as the important issues of network maintenance and management of mobility, subscribers, and security. The book includes explanations of the hardware and software configurations and functions of the mobile switching center, base transceiver station, operations and maintenance center, mobile station sub-systems, the basics of a typical advanced cellular system, an example of an actual Time-Division Multiple Access (TDMA) system, and a look ahead at the industry's future. Includes 200 illustrations.