UMTS Radio Network Planning, Optimization and QOS Management

For Practical Engineering Tasks

  • Jukka Lempiäinen
  • Matti Manninen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-13
  2. UMTS Configuration Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jukka Lempiäinen
      Pages 17-44
    3. Jarkko Itkonen, Risto Jurva
      Pages 45-78
    4. Kimmo Kanto
      Pages 79-115
    5. Hans Ahnlund
      Pages 117-145
  3. UMTS Topology Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Jarno Niemelä, Jukka Lempiäinen
      Pages 149-203
  4. UMTS Network Functionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Matti Manninen
      Pages 207-257
    3. Kai Ojala, Pasi Niemi
      Pages 259-304
    4. Markus Ahokangas, Tapio Heikkilä, Taisto Niiranen, Tapio Taipale, Jouko Uimonen
      Pages 305-336
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-342

About this book


In cellular networks, a new generation of CDMA or WCDMA-based networks will start operations in most countries in the near future. The standardized WCDMA technology generates new challenges in radio network planning, optimization and QoS management because of the dynamic nature of its radio interface and various new services and different network operating modes. Moreover, new and modified radio planning phases as well as new field measurements and emphasized QoS management are needed when UMTS networks are designed and optimized. Hence, a practical UMTS planning process must be defined in detail, from dimensioning to optimization tasks. This book follows the UMTS planning process. It is organized in three parts: Part I - UMTS configuration planning; Part II - UMTS topology planning; and Part III - UMTS network functionality. The first chapter in Part I introduces the UMTS and UTRAN systems and radio network planning strategy, and defines a planning process for UMTS. In Chapter 2, the UMTS planning process is covered, and a detailed description of the UMTS power budget is given, with planning threshold examples provided.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jukka Lempiäinen
    • 1
  • Matti Manninen
    • 1
  1. 1.European Communications Engineering (ECE) Ltd.USA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7640-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2599-0
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