2.5G MOBILE NETWORKS: GPRS and EDGE

by: Sumit Kasera, Nishit Narang, A. P. Priyanka


Abstract: An Authoritative Guide to 2.5G Networking Technologies This book culminates the trilogy of books written by Sumit Kasera and Nishit Narang on three key wireless technologies "2G. 2.5G and 3G Mobile Networks. Even though 2G and 2.5G technologies, as compared to 3G, are more than a decade old, the current corporate battle for 2G spectrum in India, indicates the significance and growth potential of these technologies including GSM and GPRS. 2.5G Mobile Networks is a complete coverage of GPRS and EDGE concepts presented in simple non-technical language without complex mathematics. An ideal primer for those working in or studying networking technologies, this book focuses mainly on procedures and basis of signaling exchanges. Readers will find a detailed treatment on GPRS network architecture, a healthy mix of concepts and protocols of Air Interface and Core Network, discussion on GPRS user-plane aspects with focus on user-plane protocols, important aspects of EDGE and much more. This book will be a valuable guide to both engineers as well as students working on GPRS and EDGE. It will also be a great follow up for those will knowledge on GSM and want to know more on the intermediate technologies before studying 3G UMTS.
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Title: 2.5G MOBILE NETWORKS: GPRS and EDGE

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2008 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070656925

Authors:

Sumit Kasera is Senior Technical Leader at Flextronics Software Systems (formerly Hughes Software Systems), India. He has a B. Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, India and an M.S degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. His current area of interest is software development for GSM, GPRS and EDGE access network. Sumit is also experienced in software development for networking protocols like ATM, TCP/IP and 3G UMTS. He has been has an active participant in various technical forums like ITU-T, ATM Forum and 3GPP where he has presented papers and conducted seminars; and also participated in the review of 3GPP specifications. Sumit is the author of two books ATM Networks: Concepts and Protocols and 3G Networks: Architecture, Protocols and Procedures.

Nishit Narang is Senior Technical Leader at Flextronics Software Systems India. He has a B. Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Delhi, India, and an M.S degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. Nishit's current areas of interest include software development for GSM, GPRS and 3G networks. He has wide experience in software development for networking protocols (like ATM and TCP/IP), network convergence, and routing protocols over satellite-based networks. He has been an active participant in various technical forums like IEEE ACM, ATM Forum and 3GPP and has presented papers and conducted technical seminars in these forums. Nishit has authored a book titled 3G Networks: Architecture, Protocols and Procedures.

A. P. Priyanka is Senior Engineer (Testing) at Aricent, India. She did her MSc in Informatics from Institute of Informatics and Communication, Delhi University. Currently, her areas of interest are testing GSM, GPRS and EDGE network entities. She also has experience in development of GPRS protocol stack for mobile stations and various mobile applications.

Description: An Authoritative Guide to 2.5G Networking Technologies This book culminates the trilogy of books written by Sumit Kasera and Nishit Narang on three key wireless technologies "2G. 2.5G and 3G Mobile Networks. Even though 2G and 2.5G technologies, as compared to 3G, are more than a decade old, the current corporate battle for 2G spectrum in India, indicates the significance and growth potential of these technologies including GSM and GPRS. 2.5G Mobile Networks is a complete coverage of GPRS and EDGE concepts presented in simple non-technical language without complex mathematics. An ideal primer for those working in or studying networking technologies, this book focuses mainly on procedures and basis of signaling exchanges. Readers will find a detailed treatment on GPRS network architecture, a healthy mix of concepts and protocols of Air Interface and Core Network, discussion on GPRS user-plane aspects with focus on user-plane protocols, important aspects of EDGE and much more. This book will be a valuable guide to both engineers as well as students working on GPRS and EDGE. It will also be a great follow up for those will knowledge on GSM and want to know more on the intermediate technologies before studying 3G UMTS.