Developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project, long term evolution (LTE) is an important new 4G wireless broadband technology that provides significantly increased peak data rates, reduced latency, scalable bandwidth capacity, and backwards compatibility with existing GSM and UMTS technologies. For these reasons, LTE is now being utilized by most major service providers. This unique and timely book answers the demands of engineers in the field, offering expert guidance on how LTE works.
The book serves as a self-training resource, helping you understand the complex air interface protocols related to LTE. You gain practical knowledge of layer 2 and layer 3 functions and get clear explanations of configuration parameters in NAS and Layer 3 messages. Moreover, you find in-depth coverage of all relevant NAS and physical layer processes. The book features over 115 illustrations that support key topics throughout.
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