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Fourth Edition of WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE Covers the Key Features of 3GPP Release '7.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S.  for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. : HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) A family of high-speed 3G digital data services provided by cellular carriers worldwide that use the GSM technology. HSPA service works with HSPA cellphones as well as laptops and portable devices with HSPA modems.  Evolution and LTE, 4th Edition to their offering.

Written by leading experts in the field, the first edition of WCDMA for UMTS quickly became established as the best-selling and most highly respected book on the air interface of 3G cellular systems. Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition now covers the key features of 3GPP Release '7 ensuring its position as the leading principal resource in this constantly progressing area.

-Follows on from three highly successful new editions and one revised edition which have sold in excess of 36,500 copies in their six year lifespan

-This latest edition contains three new chapters and approx. 70 pages of new material covering the key features of 3GPP Release 7, and introducing the principles of Long Term Evolution (LTE) of 3GPP Release 8.

-High speed uplink packet access (HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) See HSPA. ) of 3GPP Release 6

-Multimedia broadcast multicast system (MBMS MBMS Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service
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) of 3GPP Release 6

-Basic principles of Long Term Evolution (LTE) of 3GPP Release 8

Three new chapters have been added, enabling this reference to remain as the leading text in the area:


-Covers WCDMA, High speed downlink packet access (HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) See HSPA. ), High speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) and Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast System (MBMS) solutions

-Analyses HSDPA simulations and field measurements

-Introduces details of HSUPA concept and expected data rates

-Presents HSPA evolution in Release 7 including delay optimization and VoIP support

-Covers MBMS architecture and performance

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Date:Nov 14, 2007
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