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- Print Length: 651 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0123745381
- Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (July 28, 2010)
- Publication Date: July 28, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002ZJSVW8
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,785,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
3G Evolution: HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband Kindle Edition
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Then came this edition. I ordered this book from Amazon and it came within 2 weeks. This book makes understanding of LTE very easy. For instance I had several doubts in the RLC spec of 3gpp. Then I read the RLC content of this book and got all my doubts cleared.
The best thing about this book is that unlike other books, the contents of this book are not directly picked up from specification. It seems the authors of the book have a good grasp of what they are writing and have spent enough time to make it easy to read. Language is very succint. Each line makes sense, is relevant and helps increase understanding of LTE.
Overall this is probably the best book for LTE(and I have read several books). The book has been written in a fluid way and the flow of thought is connected. I have still not read the book completely, but I find myself going to the book again and again(in my free time or bedtime) just because it is a pleasant read.
Cons: At $120 I could not buy the book myself and had to ask my employer to purchase it. I wish they reasonably price it so that I can get a personal copy(and be able to underline several important things).
The book is well written, concise and consistent. It has none of those filler chapters on applications, on regulation, or on devices, that many books that focus on the network architecture often have.
Highly recommended for those out there trying to make sense of HSPA and LTE.
(There are some references to WiMAX, but the authors still talk about fixed WiMAX [16d] in the future tense, even though products have been available for several years now - but they are overall fair to WiMAX even though they belong to the HSPA/LTE camp)
For example: page 19, "Since it is impossible to know what services that will be poplar and since service possibilities and offers will differ with time and possible also with country...".
Yikes what does this mean exactly?
Engineering books are not exactly "page-turners" and tend to be a little monotonous at best - that is the nature of the beast. But excessive use of passive voice makes the book exceptionally tiresome.
For example: page 17, "In parallel to the technical development of the mobile devices, the mobile communication technologies are developed to meet the demands of the new services enabled".
Versus something like this:
Mobile communication technologies are developed in parallel with mobile device technologies to meet the demands of new services.
At any rate these are a few samples of this tiresome writing style. Buyer beware...
The brilliance of the authors are shown not showing off how many jargons they can tell off, but by taking it slowly to first explaining the underlying technologies to increase the data rate. Instead of just saying things like HSPA+ could achieve maximum data rate of 42Mbps by using 64QAM and MIMO, the authors explained why higher order modulation and multiple antennas could lead to higher throughput.
The concept of HSPA and LTE are well explained and should equip the readers with the essential knowledge in these areas. However, although there are sub chapters dedicated for "details of xxx" and "fine details of xxx", the details is really isn't enough for a practical engineer. Nonetheless, I would recommend this book as the very first book in HSPA/LTE.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very well written book. It is thorough and detailed and a valuable ally dealing with mobile broadband as this area keeps growing every day. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by L. Maupin
Short version: This book is billed as a text book, people unfamiliar with the subject should be able to learn *something* from it. Read morePublished on August 26, 2011 by Michelf
This is a great book on explaining HSPA and LTE as the evolution for 3G. The book explains how things work making it easier for people to understand the reason why certain choices... Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by L. Romero
I ordered this book by mistake.
I was hoping it would go into much marketing and future exploration of what the benefits of 3G or even 4G mobile technology would do for us,... Read more
Read this book leisurely and there's quite a bit of info on the topic. Though I don't have a huge background in engineering, I do come from the sciences so can understand much of... Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Comp Expert
3G Evolution takes an incredibly complex subject (as well as many related subjects) and presents them in a very straight-forward, yet enjoyable to read format. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by William Hefner
3G Evolution 2nd Ed does a great job at walking you through what's coming in mobile broadband with enough detail to allow an engineer to develop and design next generation... Read morePublished on January 3, 2010 by K. Miller
I will start out by saying I'm not a practitioner of the telecom arts--but this book popped up during a semester when I took a Computer Science networking class and was doing a... Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by avgvstvs
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