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© 2002

Wireless Internet Access over GSM and UMTS

Benefits

  • Only book with that scope

  • Profound presentation and comparison of different technologies

  • Treats established (WAP), emerging (GPRS) and future (UMTS) technologies

  • Ernst Bonek is one of the key persons of European Mobile Communications Research

Book

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Manfred Taferner, Ernst Bonek
    Pages 1-5
  3. Manfred Taferner, Ernst Bonek
    Pages 7-44
  4. Manfred Taferner, Ernst Bonek
    Pages 45-90
  5. Manfred Taferner, Ernst Bonek
    Pages 91-113
  6. Manfred Taferner, Ernst Bonek
    Pages 115-224
  7. Manfred Taferner, Ernst Bonek
    Pages 225-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-267

About this book

Introduction

The book provides a comprehensive investigation of the performance and problems of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol stack, when data is transmitted over GSM, GPRS and UMTS. It gives an introduction into the protocols used for Internet access today and briefly into the Wireless application Protocol, WAP. The basics of GSM, GPRS and UMTS are given necessary for understanding the main topic, TCP performance over GSM, GPRS and UMTS. We then describe at length the problems that TCP has when operating over a mobile radio link, and what has been proposed to remedy these problems. We derive the optimum TCP packet length for maximum data throughput on wireless networks, analytically and by simulation. Results on the throughput and various other parameters of TCP over mobile networks are given. This book gives valuable advice to network operators and application programmers how to maximise data throughput, and which protocols, transmission modes, and coding schemes to prefer and which to avoid to achieve this goal.

Keywords

Communication HTTP Internet PPP Radio SLIP Simulation TCP TCP/IP UDP coding data transmission performance protocol wireless

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NeunkirchenAustria
  2. 2.WienAustria

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Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book provides a comprehensive investigation of the performance and problems of the TCP/IP protocol stack, when data is transmitted over GSM. … This book gives valuable advice to network operators and application programmers to maximize data throughput, and which protocols, transmission modes, and coding schemes to use and which to avoid." (Bulletin des Schweizerischen Elektrotechnischen Vereins, Issue 11, 2002)