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Acknowledgements. Foreword. Introduction. Part 1 GERAN Evolution. GSM/EDGE Standards Evolution (up to Rel'4). Evolution_of GERAN Standardisation (Rel'5, Rel'6 and beyond). GERAN QoS Evolution Towards UMTS. Mobile Station Location. Part 2 GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance. Basics of GSM Radio Communication and Spectral Efficiency. GSM/AMR and SAIC Voice Performance. GPRS and EGPRS Performance. Packet Data Services and End-user Performance. Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation . Narrowband Deployment. Link Performance Enhancements. Part 3 3G Evolution Paths. Control Channel's Performance and Dimensioning. Automation and Optimisation. IMT-2000 3G Radio Access Technologies. 3G Technology Strategy and Evolution Paths. Appendix A MAIO Management Limitations. Appendix B Hardware Dimensioning Studies. Appendix C Mapping Link Gain to Network Capacity Gain. Appendix D Interference between GSM/EDGE and Other Cellular Radio Technologies. Appendix E Simulation Tools. Appendix F Trial Partners. Index.