What is 4G? Why is everybody talking about LTE? Gain the knowledge and skills about fourth generation wireless (4G) technology landscape where Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks are reshaping the next stage in mobile network development while providing users with much faster data speeds than 3G networks. The complete, easy-to-understand guide features three parts—pre-4G wireless, 4G wireless, and post-4G wireless—to inform IT professionals and manager about the turbo-speed mobile Internet which will eventually handle billions of devices and myriad traffic types.
Do you work in a non-technical role and want to understand the broad wireless-related technical concepts? Whether you are in sales, marketing, business development, or any other non-technical area, this book will teach you what you need to know to understand the basics and have conversations about the wireless technologies being used in your business. Essential 4G Guide serves as a study tool for the mobile industry professionals who don’t have wireless engineering background, but they have to deal with basic technology concepts during their day-to-day work.
The book allows managers and non-technical professionals to grasp mobile industry-related concepts and terminology more quickly and efficiently compared to reading a 400-page book or dozens of articles published in trade media. With a focus on core technology concepts and terms related 4G-based LTE networks, the Essential 4G Guide prepares readers to deal with the arrival of super-fast 4G mobile networks. A detailed treatment of LTE Advanced technology features is another prominent highlight of the book.
The LTE-based 4G landscape can be a confusing beast, especially given of its roots in the GSM world, data-only network architecture, multiple technology versions, and its rapidly evolving nature. So, to provide a holistic view of the 4G technology landscape, both pre-4G and post-4G technologies have also been explained in granular details. That includes broad accounts of GSM, GPRS, CDMA, EDGE, 3G and 5G technologies.
• Detailed accounts of the pre-4G mobile technologies like GSM, GPRS and 3G
• How LTE became a technology of choice for 4G deployment
• The major building blocks of data-centric LTE networks
• What are key hurdles in the way of voice-over-LTE
• The key features of the LTE Advanced standard
• A profile of 5G and associated technologies like millimeter wave