Indoor Radio Planning: A Practical Guide for GSM, DCS, UMTS and HSPA

Indoor Radio Planning: A Practical Guide for GSM, DCS, UMTS and HSPA

Author(s): Morten Tolstrup

Published Online: 18 JUN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470057698

Online ISBN: 9780470061466

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061466

About this Book

Mobile wireless applications are a good way to increase productivity, improve customer service and streamline business processes. 3G mobile applications, however, bring a unique challenge: ensuring adequate in-building coverage.A

Indoor Radio Planning provides an overview of mobile networks systems and coverage solutions for cellular networks in buildings. The background of GSM, UMTS and HSPA cellular systems technology are presented and form the backdrop of the main discussion as to why indoor coverage is needed and how it is best implemented. Basic passive distributed antenna systems (DAS) through to advanced fiber optic systems are discussed in detail, giving the reader a good understanding of all the available solutions. In addition, there is a section covering multi-operator systems, as this is becoming a more and more utilized approach. Other sections cover aspects such as how to upgrade passive DAS from 2G to 3G, noise analysis, link budgets, traffic calculations and software tools that can be used to provide help with creating in-building designs. These topics are examined at length from the basic considerations to advanced indoor radio planning.

One of the first texts dedicated solely to indoor radio planning, it will be of essential reading to engineering and planning personnel working for mobile operators, with the book being written with radio planners in mind throughout. Indoor Radio Planning will also be of interest to companies who service and manufacture equipment for operators such as suppliers of indoor coverage systems and vendors of base stations for mobile coverage.

  • A unique, single-source reference for both the theoretical and practical knowledge behind indoor radio planningA
  • Written by a leading practitioner in the field with more than 15 years of experienceA
  • Based on real life examples and implemented systems and results
  • Analyzes co-existence of mobile services and inter modulation analysis
  • Outlines the key parameters and metrics for designing DAS for GSM, DCS, UMTS and HSPA

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