Wireless Internet Access over GSM and UMTS

  • Manfred Taferner
  • Ernst Bonek

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


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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred Taferner
    • 1
  • Ernst Bonek
    • 2
  1. 1.NeunkirchenAustria
  2. 2.WienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07643-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04771-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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