LTE for UMTS - OFDMA and SC-FDMA Based Radio Access

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Harri Holma, Antti Toskala
Wiley, Apr 1, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 450 pages
From the editors of the highly successful WCDMA for UMTS, this new book gives a complete and up-to-date overview of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a systematic and clear manner. It starts with an in-depth explanation of the background and standardization process before moving on to examine the system architecture evolution (SAE). The basics of air interface modulation choices are introduced and key subjects such as 3GPP LTE physical layer and protocol solutions are described. Mobility aspects and radio resource management together with radio and end-to-end performance are assessed. The voice solution and voice capacity in LTE are also illustrated. Finally, the main differences between LTE TDD and FDD modes are examined and HSPA evolution in 3GPP Releases 7 and 8 is described.

LTE for UMTS is one of the first books to provide a comprehensive guide to the standards and technologies of LTE. Key features of the book include:

  • Covers all the key aspects of LTE in a systematic manner
  • Presents full description of 3GPP Release 8 LTE
  • Examines the expected performance of LTE
Written by experts actively involved in the 3GPP standards and product development.

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Excellent book on LTE. Will be very useful for people researching with MAC, Data Link, TL layers i.e. above Layer I. Layer I also has some sufficient content, but Layer II and above is extremely good. These authors have also authored several papers offlate in conferences like IEEE VTC, journals like Transactions that have added more weightage to the book. Definitely a strong recommendation for those who would be interested to research on scheduling, spectrum-awareness, QoS, UL/DL scheduling strategies, optimization, proportionality fairness, FDPS, TDPS etc. Really a good book. I rate 4/5, I don't give the full score because the book is a little costly. But it surely is worth the cost  

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Harri Holma is Principal Engineer at Nokia Networks, with special focus on UMTS/HSDPA performance. He has been with Nokia since 1994. Dr. Holma co-edited the book "WCDMA for UMTS'" and completed his PhD on UMTS performance at Helsinki University of Technology.

Antti Toskala also joined Nokia in 1994, and is currently Senior Standardisation Manager with System Technologies, Nokia Networks, and contributes to product development as HSDPA Chief Architect for Nokia Networks. He has a large number of publications in the field, and is co-editor/author of "WCDMA for UMTS.

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