You get a straightforward, orderly presentation of how GPRS works, how it connects the Internet, and how to implement it. No matter whether you need answers on architecture or advanced interface issues, look inside to get the facts:
* The complete layout of GPRS system architecture
* The function of GPRS elements
* All layers described, unpacked, and explained
* Interfaces--radio and MS-PCUSN, MS-SGSN, PCUSN-SGSN, SGSN-GGSN, and GGSN-PDN
GPRS UNPACKED Without wasted words, telecom expert R.J. "Bud" Bates--whose earlier books are industry classics--clarifies the features, functions, and structure of lightning fast, always-on GPRS, the 2.5G technology setting the pace in handheld access. You get brilliantly clear answers to fundamental questions--
* What is it?
* How does it work?
* How much is it going to cost me?
GPRS EXPOSED Get the practical answers you need to integrate, implement, and enable GPRS in your system for fast, direct wireless internet access.
This unique volume gives you working information on GPRS and its applications. Heavily illustrated, GPRS reveals functions, layers, and architecture--information crucial to those providing or applying GPRS.
There's no other guide that delivers GPRS anatomy, physiology, and function like this one. For an unequaled hands-on manual to this increasingly popular technology--one that can help you put services in place quickly and profitably--no guide but Bud Bates' GPRS will do.
Chapter 1. Introduction to GSM Chapter 2: GPRS Introduction Chapter 3: System Architecture Chapter 4: Function of GPRS Elements Chapter 5: Main GPRS Procedures Chapter 6: Radio and MS-PCUSN Interfaces Chapter 7: X.25, Intranets, and Extranets Chapter 8: Mobile Station to SGSN Interface Chapter 9: PCUSN-SGSN Interface (Gb) Chapter 10: SGSN-to-GGSN (Gn) and GGSN-to-PDN (Gi) Interface Chapter 11: Future Enhancements and Services
REGIS (BUD) BATES has more than 35 years of experience in telecommunications and management information systems (MIS). He oversees the operation of TC International Consulting, Inc., a full service management consulting organization. He has been involved in the design of major networks including LANs and WANs. His clients span the range of Fortune 100-500 companies. Many of his projects deal with multiple sites and countries using Frame Relay, ATM, and Optical architectures. He has also done a significant amount of work in the wireless communications area. Bud also develops and conducts various public and in-house seminars ranging from a managerial overview to very technical instruction on voice, data, LAN, WAN, and broadband communications. For the past two years, he has devoted much of his development and training activities on the convergence of voice and data communications. Included in these developments, Bud has been training numerous CLECs on the integration of voice and data. He has recommended and implemented several training programs (in-house) using all the technologies that are converging as a base model. Included in this list are several training programs that carry the organization's internal certification. His many topics include both basic and advanced courseware on voice, data, LAN, WAN, ATM, SONET, T1/T3, VoIP, and Voice over Data Protocols (FR, ATM, and so on).