GSM from A-Z

Some of your questions that will be answered by this book:


  • How can different operators have their networks in the same geographic area and how do they prevent their subscribers from registering in a different network?
  • What is the GSM network architecture? What is the function and specifics of the various network elements including the SIM and the mobile station? What is a hierarchical network architecture? What are umbrella cells?
  • What is a location area? What is the meaning and differences of the various GSM identifiers like IMSI, IMEI, LAC, BSIC, CGI and so on?
  • How is the GSM radio interface organized? What are TDMA and FDMA?
  • Why does GSM require different burst types? What is their function? On which channels are they used? What is the meaning of the stealing flags?
  • What is the difference between logical and physical channels in GSM? What is the function of the different channel types?
  • What is the goal of channel coding and interleaving and how does it work in GSM for the different channel types?
  • How do Authentication and Ciphering work in GSM?
  • What are the functions and differences of DTX and DRX in GSM?
  • What is the content of measurement reports?
  • How does call establishment work in GSM? How is a certain channel type selected in case of speech or data transmission?

Who should acquire this book?

  • Design Engineers of GSM network equipment and GSM mobile stations.
  • Network Planners who need to build joined GSM networks.
  • Field and test engineers who have to learn GSM operation and procedures.
  • Consultants who require a thorough understanding of GSM

Product Details:

  • Paperback
  • 152 Pages
  • over 55 Illustrations and Tables
  • ISBN 978-3-936273-35-9
  • Price Paperback: Euro 299.- (net)

  • Price eBook: Euro 249.- (net)

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