Epc and 4g Packet Networks

Epc and 4g Packet Networks : Driving the Mobile Broadband Revolution

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Future mobile access networks will require upgraded telecommunications networks; 3G LTE/ SAE is the next step, allowing data rates above 100 Mbps. Telecommunications engineers will need to understand the new SAE/ EPC architecture and its tendency towards automatic configuration, but the complexity, length and dryness of the standards documents make it difficult for them to find the information they need and work out how to apply it to their daily product and network development. This book - a new edition of `SAE and the Evolved Packet Core` - provides clear, concise and comprehensive coverage of the entire SAE/ EPC architecture, explaining concepts and standards and how they are used in commercial service settings. More than just a precis of the standards, it gives real insight into their development and the real-world scenarios in which they have been used since the publication of the first edition. This second edition places more emphasis on key aspects such as mobile systems and protocols (Diameter, GTP, S1-AP), and includes new coverage of femtocells, SIPTO, LIPA, LTE relay and LTE Advanced.
SAE is the core network that supports LTE, the next key stage in development of the UMTS network to provide mobile broadband. It aims to provide an efficient, cost-effective solution for the ever-increasing number of mobile broadband subscribers. There is no other book on the market that covers the entire SAE network architecture; this book summarizes the important parts of the standards, but goes beyond mere description and offers real insight and explanation of the technology. It is fully updated with the latest developments since the first edition published, and now including additional material and insights on industry trends and views regarding future potential applications of SAE.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 30.48mm | 1,280g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 100 illustrations
  • 012394595X
  • 9780123945952
  • 692,661

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Table of contents

Introduction - Background and Vision of EPC: Mobile broadband and the core network evolution; SAE history and background; Overview of EPS: Architecture overview; EPS deployment scenarios and operator cases; Services in EPS; Key Concepts: Session management and mobility; Security; Quality of service, charging and policy control; Selection functions; The Nuts and Bolts of EPC: EPS network entities and interfaces; Protocols; Procedures; Conclusion and Future of EPS; Appendices: Standards bodies associated with SAE; SAE/EPC specifications; Mobile broadband application development; Abbreviations
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About Magnus Olsson

Magnus Olsson is an expert in system architecture and standardization at Ericsson. He has worked with the overall mobile network architecture since joining Ericsson in 1995 and has over 10 years of experience in the standardization of mobile systems. He served as the chairman of 3GPP TSG SA WG2 (Architecture Working Group) for four years and has contributed to numerous specifications within this forum. He has been involved in driving the System Architecture Evolution (SAE) work item since its inception within 3GPP. He holds an MSc in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from the Linkoping Institute of Technology. Catherine Mulligan is the Transitional Research Fellow in Innovation Studies at Horizon Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an MPhil in Engineering, also from the University of Cambridge. She received first class honours for her BSc. (Business Information Technology) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to her current post, Catherine worked for 15 years in the IT and telecommunications industries, including 10 years at Ericsson contributing extensively to the IMS - in particular representing Ericsson within several standardization forums. She holds various patents in core network areas. Catherine is also the co-author of several books, including `SAE and the Evolved Packet Core: Driving the Mobile Broadband Revolution` (Elsevier, 2009) and the sole author of `The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence` (Routledge, 2011), which investigates the economic and technical factors driving the communication industries.
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