© 2002

GSM Evolution Towards 3rd Generation Systems

  • Zoran Zvonar
  • Peter Jung
  • Karl Kammerlander

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Status and Development of the GSM Specifications

  3. Advances and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Steve Aftelak
      Pages 15-43
    3. William Webb
      Pages 45-64
    4. J A R I Hämäläinen
      Pages 65-80
    5. J A R I Hämäläinen
      Pages 81-91
    6. Markku Verkama
      Pages 93-113
  4. Radio Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Preben E. Mogensen, Poul Leth Espensen, Klaus Ingemann Pedersen, Per Zetterberg
      Pages 116-151
    3. Pekka A. Ranta, Markku Pukkila
      Pages 153-186
    4. K. Ivanov, C. Lüders, N. Metzner, U. Rehfueβ
      Pages 187-207
  5. Implementation Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Howard Benn, Howard Thomas
      Pages 211-234
    3. Marko I. Silventoinen
      Pages 235-261
    4. Heikki Einola
      Pages 263-281
    5. JÖrg Kramer, Armin Toepfer
      Pages 283-313
  6. Progress Towards UMTS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. N. Metzner
      Pages 317-333
    3. Tero Ojanperä
      Pages 335-356

About this book


The Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) is undoubtedly the most successful second generation digital mobile radio system. One of the key factors for this exceptional performance is the constant evolution of the GSM systems and its derivatives DCS-1800 and PCS-1900. The objective of the book is to address new concepts in the GSM system, dealing with both standardised features as well as theoretically and technologically feasible improvements, which contribute to evolutionary changes in general. Dynamic evolution of GSM presents a platform for the Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) introduction and major trends in UMTS development will be addressed in this book, in particular progress towards new radio interface. The book is the collection of individual contributions from a number of authors. The intention of the editors was to gather the most prominent specialist in the GSM area. Ongoing efforts in GSM standardisation are focused on Phase 2+ with items planned to be added gradually on demand. Being mostly independent of each other, each of them could be introduced with little impact on the rest of the system. Speech remains the prime service of cellular systems with ongoing work on spectral efficiency taking into account the trade-off between cost of the system and transmission quality. Most notable result from novel speech service implementations is the introduction of new Enhanced Full Rate (EFR) speech coder. International railway organisation (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer - UIC) has influenced the development of Advanced Speech Call Items (ASCI).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zoran Zvonar
    • 1
  • Peter Jung
    • 2
  • Karl Kammerlander
    • 2
  1. 1.Analog DevicesWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Siemens AGMunichGermany

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