Publisher description for WCDMA for UMTS : radio access for third generation mobile communications / edited by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala.

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Counter Written by leading experts in the field, the first edition of WCDMA for UMTS quickly became established as the best-selling and most highly respected book on the air interface of 3G cellular systems._ Fully revised and updated the third edition now covers the key features of 3GPP Release ‘6 ensuring its position as the leading principal resource in this constantly progressing area. Features new sections on: <ul type="disc"> Multicasting MBMS End-to-end performance WCDMA field measurements Smart antenna beamforming in WCDMA Enhanced uplink DCH concept – beyond 3GPP Rel’6 Chinese TD-SCDMA An IMS Case Study The third edition provides a deep understanding of the WCDMA air interface, its capabilities and its optimal usage_ - the key to success in the UMTS business, making this practical approach highly accessible to operators, network and terminal manufacturers, service providers, university students and frequency regulators.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Code division multiple access, Wireless communication systems Standards, Mobile communication systems Standards, Global system for mobile communications