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Excellent reference for 3G engineers,
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This review is from: UMTS Signalling: UMTS Interfaces, Protocols, Message Flows and Procedures Analyzed and Explained (Hardcover)
For engineers working on third generation systems and trying to get to grips with protocol analysis, this book is an indeispensible reference.
Not only does it show message flows (always handy when comparing with real life situations) but the opening section gives a good review of what many of the UMTS RAN and Core signalling protocol layers actually do, and the internal ids and message flags, and how they all hang together.
This is probably not a book to use as a good intro to 3G- its aimed squarely at engineers and technicans who have a working knowledge of existing mobile systems and a need to disect the most complex signalling stack devised for telecomms systems to date. Also there are a few occurences where some meaning has been lost in translation from German to English- but no worse than technical documentation produced by most mobile manufacturers- Nokia (Finnglish), Ericsson (Sweglish) and Alcatel (Froglish). Torstens English is way better than my German! Highly recommended.