QoS and QoE Management in UMTS Cellular Systems

QoS and QoE Management in UMTS Cellular Systems

Editor(s): David Soldani, Man Li, Renaud Cuny

Published Online: 6 NOV 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470016398

Online ISBN: 9780470034057

DOI: 10.1002/9780470034057

About this Book

This comprehensive volume provides state-of-the art guidance on Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of end-user Experience (QoE) management in UMTS cellular systems, tackling planning, provisioning, monitoring and optimisation issues in a single accessible resource. In addition, a detailed discussion is provided on service applications, QoS concept, architecture and functions in access, packet & circuit switched core and backbone networks.

  • Defines and explains the differences between QoS and QoE, and end-to-end concept, based on the premise that it is the end-user who is the ultimate beneficiary of QoS.
  • Covers QoS and QoE issues related to present and forthcoming service applications, including multimedia messaging service (MMS), Video Sharing (VS), content download, business connectivity, Push to talk over Cellular (PoC), Voice over IP (VoIP), presence, instant messaging, gaming, streaming and browsing.
  • Presents QoS concepts and architecture as defined in 3GPP Releases 97/98, 99, 5, 6, and 7, and provides a comprehensive description of protocols and packet data transfer across WCDMA evolved and (E)GPRS networks.
  • Discusses service driven radio network planning aspects for (E)GPRS and WCDMA.
  • Includes three detailed chapters covering concepts, means and methods for QoS provisioning, QoS & QoE performance monitoring and optimisation.

This book is aimed at operators, vendors, deployers, consultants and managers specialising in the research, development, implementation, marketing and sales of products and tools for QoS and QoE management in UMTS networks. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in the field of telecommunications and specialising in UMTS QoS and QoE principles and practices.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–8)

      Noman Muhammad, Davide Chiavelli, David Soldani and Man Li

    3. Chapter 5

      QoS Functions in Access Networks (pages 141–208)

      David Soldani, Paolo Zanier, Uwe Schwarz, Jaroslav Uher, Svetlana Chemiakina, Sandro Grech, Massimo Barazzetta and Mariagrazia Squeo

    4. Chapter 6

      QoS Functions in Core and Backbone Networks (pages 209–238)

      Renaud Cuny, Heikki Almay, Luis Alberto Peña Sierra and Jani Lakkakorpi

    5. Chapter 9

      QoE and QoS Monitoring (pages 315–384)

      David Soldani, Davide Chiavelli, Jaana Laiho, Man Li, Noman Muhammad, Giovanni Giambiasi and Carolina Rodriquez

    6. Chapter 10

      Optimisation (pages 385–439)

      David Soldani, Giovanni Giambiasi, Kimmo Valkealahti, Mikko Kylväjä, Massimo Barazzetta, Mariagrazia Squeo, Jaroslav Uher, Luca Allegri and Jaana Laiho

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