A comprehensive reference on the call procedures of 4G RAN and Corenetworks, LTE Signaling, Troubleshooting and Optimizationdescribes the protocols and procedures of LTE. It explainsessential topics from basic performance measurement counters, radioquality and user plane quality to the standards, architecture,objectives and functions of the different interfaces. The firstsection gives an overview of LTE/EPC network architecture,reference points, protocol stacks, information elements andelementary procedures. The proceeding parts target more advancedtopics to cover LTE/EPC signalling and radio quality analysis.
This book supplements the information provided in the 3GPPstandards by giving readers access to a universal LTE/EPC protocolsequence to ensure they have a clear understanding of the issuesinvolved. It describes the normal signaling procedures as well asexplaining how to identify and troubleshoot abnormal networkbehavior and common failure causes.
* Enables the reader to understand the signaling procedures andparameters that need to be analyzed when monitoring UMTSnetworks
* Covers the essential facts on signaling procedures by providingfirst hand information taken from real LTE/EPC traces
* A useful reference on the topic, also providing sufficientdetails for test and measurement experts who need to analyzeLTE/EPC signaling procedures and measurements at the most detailedlevel
* Contains a description of LTE air interface monitoringscenarios as well as other key topics up to an advanced level
LTE Signaling, Troubleshooting and Optimization is theLong Term Evolution successor to the previous Wiley books UMTSSignaling and UMTS Performance Measurement.