5G Mobile Communications – Concepts and Technologies
This book will help readers comprehend technical and policy elements of telecommunication particularly in the context of 5G. It first presents an overview of the current research and standardization practices and lays down the global frequency spectrum allocation process. It further lists solutions to accommodate 5G spectrum requirements.
The readers will find a considerable amount of information on 4G (LTE-Advanced), LTE-Advance Pro, 5G NR (New Radio); transport network technologies, 5G NGC (Next Generation Core), OSS (Operations Support Systems), network deployment and end-to-end 5G network architecture.
Some details on multiple network elements (end products) such as 5G base station/small cells and the role of semiconductors in telecommunication are also provided. Keeping trends in mind, service delivery mechanisms along with state-of-the-art services such as MFS (mobile financial services), mHealth (mobile health) and IoT (Internet-of-Things) are covered at length. At the end, telecom sector’s burning challenges and best practices are explained which may be looked into for today’s and tomorrow’s networks.
The book concludes with certain high level suggestions for the growth of telecommunication, particularly on the importance of basic research, departure from ten-year evolution cycle and having a 20–30 year plan.
- Explains the conceivable six phases of mobile telecommunication’s ecosystem that includes R&D, standardization, product/network/device & application development, and burning challenges and best practices
- Provides an overview of research and standardization on 5G
- Discusses solutions to address 5G spectrum requirements while describing the global frequency spectrum allocation process
- Presents various case studies and policies
- Provides details on multiple network elements and the role of semiconductors in telecommunication
- Presents service delivery mechanisms with special focus on IoT
About the author
Saad Z. Asif is a strategist, researcher, and policy expert who has been working in the field of telecommunication for more than 21 years.
He is one of the pioneers that researched and engineered state-of-the-art technologies such as 3G, 4G, Smart Antennas, e-band microwave radios, DWDM, and many more. He played a key role in designing Sprint’s CDMA/EVDO, Jazz’s (VEON’s) WiMAX, Telenor’s 3G/LTE and Transmission strategies and Ministry of IT & Telecom’s 5G Policy. He is currently a Senior Technology and Policy Advisor at 5G-courses.com providing guidance on emerging technologies and policy matters.
He is one of the main authors of GSMA leadership award winning Pakistan’s National Telecommunications Policy. He was also one of the key players in the successful execution of multiple frequency spectrum auctions. He was also instrumental in defending the country’s scarce resource (frequency spectrum) at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference.
Asif has written three books and numerous peer-reviewed technical papers on telecommunications. He has been granted multiple patents as a co-patentee by the United States Patent & Trade Office. He has also been listed as a scientist in the Productive Scientists of Pakistan directory and he is also a senior member of the IEEE.
Asif earned an MS in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MS in engineering management from the University of Kansas.