After a year of hard work, it's a great pleasure to be able to announce the general availability of my latest book "Beyond 3G – Bringing Networks, Terminals and the Web Together". If you are a regular reader of this blog you can probably already guess what it is about. While the topics discussed in the book are similar to those I write about here, a book offers the opportunity to discuss them in much more detail and show the interactions between them.
O.k. so what's it about?
I start with giving a sound technical introduction to 3GPP LTE and SAE by explaining the decisions taken during standardization while also examining the likely competition for LTE such as HSPA+ and WiMAX. Capacity considerations follow. Then, I describe the latest mobile device developments, voice and multimedia services and the mobile web 2.0. Throughout the book, I do not only analyze how the systems, devices and software work but also the reasons behind why they are designed in this particular way. How these elements strongly influence each other is discussed as well as how network capabilities, available bandwidth, mobile device capabilities and new application concepts will shape the way we communicate in the future.
Some More Details
- I examine current and next-generation network technologies such as UMTS, HSPA+, WiMAX, LTE and Wifi
- Performance and capacity in practice are analyzed as well as future capacity requirements and how they can be fulfilled.
- You get an Introduction to the current cellular telephony architecture and to voice over IP architectures such as SIP, IMS and TISPAN.
- I look at mobile device hardware and mobile operating system evolution.
- And finally, I examine the major global wireless standards for application development and the latest state of the mobile web 2.0.
Where Can You Get it?
If I've aroused your interest and you are thinking about picking up a copy, there are many places to get it. It's available at Amazon.co.uk for next day delivery and Amazon.com in the U.S. will start shipping it in the next couple of days. You can also order it directly at my publisher John Wiley & Sons, their worldwide shipping department is very efficient. You can of course also go to a book store and give them the title and the following ISBN number: 978-0-470-75188-6.
Browsing The Book Online
For more details, Amazon offers a 'look inside the book' function and a keyword search which brings up a list of all pages where the word is mentioned. From there you can jump to a page and also see a couple of follow up pages.
There we go! If you like this blog, then this book is definitely something for you! As always, I am glad about feedback and I wish you happy reading!