Focusing on backhaul from a radio network viewpoint, Mobile Backhaul presents IP/MPLS/Ethernet (Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching) backhaul network technologies and solutions for 3GPP mobile network systems such as LTE (Long Term Evolution), 3G/HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) and 2G/GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). It combines perspectives on mobile networks and transport network technologies, focusing on mobile backhaul specific functionalities, which are essential in building modern cost efficient packet networks for mobile systems, IP, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet. The key functions required for this process, Synchronization, Resiliency, Quality of Service and Security, are also explained. The reader benefits from a view of networking technology from a radio network viewpoint, which is specific to this application, as well from a data centre and more ITaoriented perspective. This book bridges the gap between radio and backhaul viewpoints to provide a holistic understanding. Organized into two parts, the book gives an advanced introduction to the principles of the topic before moving on to more specialized areas. Part 1 gives a network level overview, with the purpose of presenting the mobile network application and its key characteristics for the backhaul. This section also presents the key networking technologies that are most relevant for the radio network, and solutions for mobile operator owned and leased service mobile backhaul cases. Part 2 offers selected case studies in Synchronization, Resiliency, QoS and Security, building on the network view given in Part 1.This book bridges the gap between radio and backhaul viewpoints to provide a holistic understanding.
|Author||:||Juha Salmelin, Esa Metsälä|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2012-05-07|