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FROM GSM TO LTE

FROM GSM TO LTE
AN INTRODUCTION TO MOBILE
NETWORKS AND MOBILE
BROADBAND
Martin Sauter
WirelessMoves, Germany

A John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., Publication

This edition first published 2011
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Sauter, Martin.
From GSM to LTE : an introduction to mobile networks and mobile broadband / by Martin Sauter. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-470-66711-8 (cloth)
1. Mobile communication systems. 2. Wireless metropolitan area networks. 3. Wireless LANs. I. Title. TK5103.2.S28 2011
621.382 – dc22
2010038166
A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Print ISBN: 978-0-470-66711-8
ePDF ISBN: 978-0-470-97824-5
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ePub ISBN: 978-0-470-97822-1
Typeset in 9/11pt Times by Laserwords Private Limited, Chennai, India

Contents
Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
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1.1

1.2
1.3
1.4

1.5
1.6

1.7

1.8

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Circuit-Switched Data Transmission
1.1.1
Classic Circuit Switching
1.1.2
Virtual Circuit Switching over IP
Standards
Transmission Speeds
The Signaling System Number 7
1.4.1
The Classic SS-7 Protocol Stack
1.4.2
SS-7 Protocols for GSM
1.4.3
IP-Based SS-7 Protocol Stack
The GSM Subsystems
The Network Subsystem
1.6.1
The Mobile Switching Center (MSC)
1.6.2
The Visitor Location Register (VLR)
1.6.3
The Home Location Register (HLR)
1.6.4
The Authentication Center
1.6.5
The Short Messaging Service Center (SMSC)
The Base Station Subsystem (BSS) and Voice Processing
1.7.1
Frequency Bands
1.7.2
The Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
1.7.3
The GSM Air Interface
1.7.4
The Base Station Controller (BSC)
1.7.5
The TRAU for Voice Encoding
1.7.6
Channel Coder and Interleaver in the BTS
1.7.7
Ciphering in the BTS and Security Aspects
1.7.8
Modulation
1.7.9
Voice Activity Detection
Mobility Management and Call Control
1.8.1
Call Reselection and Location Area Update

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Contents

1.8.2
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