SAE / EPC from A-Z

Some of your questions that will be answered by this book:bookcovbig_sae_a-z.jpg

  • Why is there a system architecture evolution in the first place?
  • What are the requirements according to 3GPP?
  • How will the protocol architecture of a typical UE look like within the SAE-environment?
  • Which potential improvements have not been covered yet by the SAE?
  • How do the network access and attachment work for the different RAT's?
  • What is SRVCC and how does it operate?
  • How does the UE prioritize different available access networks and access network types?
  • How does a UE which is attached to the EPC, establish a voice call?
  • How does inter-RAT mobility work while the UE is attached to the EPC?
  • What are the most important differences between host and network based mobility?
  • What are tracking areas and what is their relationship to location areas and routing areas?
  • Which new identifiers are used within the evolved core network environment to identify users?
  • How does the QoS-architecture look like in the evolved network?
  • Why are security procedures like encryption and integrity protection provided twice for some content in the EPS-environment?
  • What is S1-Flex and how does it operate?
  • How do the e2e-protocol stacks look like within the SAE-environment?
  • Which tasks do EMM and ESM take care of and how do EMM and ESM compare and relate to GMM and SM?
  • How does a UE attach to the EPC through E-UTRAN and how does it establish the default EPS-bearer and how are dedicated EPS-bearers established?
  • How is handover performed in E-UTRAN?

Who should acquire this book?

  • Test engineers who need to understand the EPS-architecture and its new concepts in detail.
  • Design staff of EPC network elements who require a deep inside view of the new architecture and protocols.
  • Everybody who shall be able to respond to sophisticated EPS-related questions.

Product Details:

  • Paperback / eBook
  • 313 Pages
  • over 120 Illustrations and Tables
  • ISBN 978-3-936273-58-8
  • Price Paperback: Euro 299.- (net)

  • Price eBook: Euro 249.- (net)

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