What is an ‘all-IP’ network? What difference will IP networkingmake to 3G services?
Third Generation (3G) mobile offers access to broadband multimediaservices – and in the future most of these, even voice and video,will be IP-based.
However 3G networks are not based on IPtechnologies, rather they are an evolution from existing 2Gnetworks.
Much work needs to be done to IP QoS and mobilityprotocols and architectures for them to be able to provide thefunctionality 3G requires.
IP for 3G gives a comprehensive overview of 3G networkingfunctionality and examines how IP protocols can be developed toprovide some of the basic building blocks of a mobile system(mobility, QoS and call control)
Clear explanation of how 3G works at the network level.
Review of IP protocol and architectural principles.
Extensive review, classification and analysis of IP mobilityprotocols – macro and micro- including IPv6.
Analysis of IP QoS protocols and proposed solutions for mobilenetworks.
Tutorial on SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and how SIP can beused for multimedia session control.
Description of latest UMTS developments – including Release5.
Discussion of 4G networks – what does 4G mean?
IP for 3G will appeal to mobile telecommunications and networkengineers who want to know about future developments as well assystem designers and developers.
Students and academics onpostgraduate courses related to telecommunications, especially 3Gnetworking or IP protocols, will find this text ideal supplementaryreading, only assuming a general knowledge of GSM and generalnetworking principles.