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GSM Networks : Protocols, Terminology and Implementation - Gunnar Heine

GSM Networks

Protocols, Terminology and Implementation

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1998
ISBN: 9780890064719
Number Of Pages: 432

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This practical book provides engineers with an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand treatment of the entire GSM (global system for mobile communications) network and the signaling methods of its terrestrial interfaces. The book features an extensive glossary that explains abbreviations, terms, parameters, counters, and messages frequently encountered when working with GSM. In addition, it features numerous figures, tables, lists, statistical formulas, real-life examples, and everyday comparisons to give you a detailed reference that's quick to use and easy to understand.

Introduction - About This Book
Mobile Radio
Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM)
What Is Signaling? Legend
The Mobile Station (MS) and the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) - The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
The SIMa Database
The Advantage for the Customer
The Mobile Station
The Base Station Subsystem (BSS) - The Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
The Base Station Controller (BSC)
The Transcoding Rate and Adaptation Unit (TRAU)
The Network Switching Subsystem (NSS) - Home Location Register (HLR) and Authentication Center (AuC)
The Visitor Location Register (VLR)
The Mobile-Services Switching Center (MSC)
The Equipment Identity Register (EIR)
The OSI Reference Model - Reasons for Standardization
The Transformation into the OSI Reference Model
Data Types of the OSI Reference Model
Information Processing in the OSI Reference Model
The Benefit from the OSI Reference Model
The Seven Layers of the OSI Reference Model
Difficulties Comprehending This Model
The Abis-Interface - Channel Configuration
Options for Connecting a BTS to a BSC
Signaling on the Abis-Interface
Bringing the Abis-Interface into Operation
The Air Interface in GSM - The Structure of the A-Interface
Physical vs
Logical Channels
Logical Channels
Signaling on the Air-Interface
The Signaling System Number 7 (SS7) - The SS7 Network
The Message Transfer Part (MTP)
The Message Types of SS7
Addressing and Routing of Messages
Error Detection and Error Correction
SS7 Network Management and Test
The SCCP (Signaling Connection Control Part) - The Tasks of the SCCP
The SCCP Message Format
The SCCP Messages
The Basics of an SCCP Connection
The A Interface - General
Signaling on the A-Interface
Transaction Capabilities and Mobile Application Part (TCAP, MAP) - TCAP (Transaction Capabilities Application Part)
MAP (Mobile Application Part)
Scenarios - Location Update
Equipment Check
The Mobile Originating Call (MOC)
The Mobile Terminating Call (MTC)
Quality of Service (QoS) - Test Equipment
Signaling Analysis in GSM
Tips and Tricks
Where To Find What Parameter in the Trace File
Error Analysis on the Abis and A-Interface
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ISBN: 9780890064719
ISBN-10: 0890064717
Series: Mobile Communications Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 31st December 1998
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.77