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Introduction to GPRS and EDGE 9781932813067

Introduction to GPRS and EDGE

Physical Channels, Logical Channels, Network, and Operation

ISBN-10: 1932813063
ISBN-13: 9781932813067
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PUBLISHER: Althos
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Product Description: This book explains how the GSM system has been modified to provide GPRS, EDGE, and EGPRS mobile packet data services. Explained are the GPRS and EGPRS packet control channels and gateways to the GSM system to provide a maximum delivered packet data transmission rate of approximately 474 kbps. You will learn how EDGE is an evolved version of the GPRS radio channel that uses new phase modulation and packet transmission to provide for advanced high-speed EGPRS data services. The GPRS system allows cellular service providers to upgrade one or more GSM radio channels (with changes) to provide broadband medium-speed and high-speed data services to their customers. GPRS and EGPRS technology is an "always-on" system that allows users to browse the Internet without complicated dialup connections. You will discover that the key types of GPRS and EGPRS devices include external radio modems, wireless PCMCIA cards, embedded radio modules, and mobile telephones. External radio modems allow the customer to simply plug in their GPRS device to their USB or Ethernet data port to their desktop or laptop computer. GPRS PCMCIA cards can be added to most laptop computers or embedded radio modules allow devices such as PDAs and Laptops to integrate high-speed wireless without adding PCMCIA cards. Some mobile telephones include both GSM (voice and low speed data) and GPRS (high-speed packet data) capability. Because the needs of voice and data communication are different, the operation of the GSM radio channel is different. GPRS devices can have single mode (only GPRS/EGPRS) or dual mode (both GSM voice and GPRS data) capability. You will discover how the GPRS system was modified using EDGE technology toincrease the 171.2 kbps GPRS maximum data transmission rate to 474 kbps EGPRS data transmiss

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