Even as newer cellular technologies and standards emerge, many of the fundamental principles and the components of the cellular network remain the same. Presenting a simple yet comprehensive view of cellular communications technologies, Cellular Communications provides an end-to-end perspective of cellular operations, ranging from physical layer details to call set-up and from the radio network to the core network. This self-contained source for
practitioners and students represents a comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of cellular communications and the landscape of commercially deployed 2G and 3G technologies and provides a glimpse of emerging 4G technologies.
Keywords: Mobile & Wireless Communications, wireless communication, cellular communication, UMTS, WCDMA, LTW, WiMAX, HSPA, Propagation, RF Propagation, Digital communications, 1xE-DO, HRPD, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 1x, cellular fundamentals, wireless fundamentals, 3G, 4G.