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by Regis "Bud" J. Bates,Regis J. B. Bates

Implement General Packet Radio Service for fast, direct wireless Internet access

Now you can get accurate, crystal clear information on lightning fast, always-on GPRS, the 2.5G technology that’s setting the pace today in handheld Internet access. You’ll find it in GPRS: General Packet Radio Service, the first and only guide to answer such fundamental questions as "What is it? " "How does it work? " and "How much is it going to cost me? " The author, telecom expert and best-selling writer R.J. "Bud" Bates, reveals GPRS’s features, functions, and architecture, information crucial whether you’re providing or applying GPRS. His straightforward, abundantly illustrated, step-by-step presentation of how GPRS works, how it connects the Internet, and how to implement it will help you put GPRS in place quickly and profitably as you explore:

The complete layout of GPRS system architecture The function of GPRS elements Interfaces--radio and MS-PCUSN, MS-SGSN, PCUSN-SGSN, SGSN-GGSN, and GGSN-PDN More!

Download GPRS: General Packet Radio Service (Professional Telecom) epub
ISBN: 0071381880
ISBN13: 978-0071381888
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Regis "Bud" J. Bates,Regis J. B. Bates
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (November 12, 2001)
Pages: 350 pages
ePUB size: 1322 kb
FB2 size: 1104 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 842
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This book "could" have been a great book had Mr. Bates proofread it once before publishing it. Having read GSM and GPRS papers before reading this book, I have to say that this book is replete with technical snafus [a case in point for those who suspect is on pg. 30 third paragraph of the Introduction to GSM chapter "paging message sent over PAGCH"] Now anyone with half a brain knows that
1. PAGCH is a GPRS logical channel NOT GSM.
2. It is an Access Grant channel NOT a paging channel which in case of GSM is PCH and PPCH in GPRS.
Now someone new to GPRS would be confused as hell after reading this [I admit I was confused for a couple of minutes too :-), since I am not supposed to be the expert but Mr. Bates was]
Structure wise the book is okay but needs a stringent review of the rambling grammer and the blatant mistakes. IMO its not worth forking 60 bucks. If Mr. Bates is reading this, I adjure you sir to take some time off from your speaking tours and correct the mistakes in this book.
Am giving it two stars for good layout. Taking away three stars for incorrect content.
Got this book to get introduction about GPRS, as I am slightly familiar withe GSM concepts and other wireless technologies. But after the introductory pages, it jumps from one concept to other without any relevance. For example if you are reading chapter 10 SGSN to GGSN interface, you expect details about GTP more than the security concepts although no one expects protocol details, but if it is being touched it should be touched properly, for example it explains about the fixed GTP header and tells points to LFN in one of the octet, but there is no reference provided to what is LFN. So basic book writing skill is when some thing is being mentioned provide the details of that or do not provide. If any acronym is used then give details of it. This section is a total bummer without giving any overall details about GTP. More over I have to agree with other reviewer that lot of proof reading has to be done before publishing any book which is clearly not done in this book.
Not only is this book precise and educational, I will be able to refer back to it several times through out my career.
It explains the multiable layers in laymen's terms. I am impressed with the way the book starts out with the basics and leads the reader into the newer technoligies.
Not only did it help me to understand, GPRS technology, but also goes into detail about the protocols that can ride on it, Frame, VPN's, IP etc.
Not unlike the authors other publications, this book can be used as a tool. I highly recommend this book.
Great book on GPRS. I have read a couple of others on the subject, but this one I found was the best one out there. Written so anyone can understand. Examples and the structure of this book is right on the money! Great reference book, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about GPRS and have it stick!!!
This book has a well structured flow and brings you up to speed quickly on GPRS. Easy to read, yet very informative.
This book would also make a great textbook, it helped me to come up to speed quickly. Great explanation of layers and interfaces. To the point, with plenty of supporting illustrations.
Excellent book! Written in easy to understand language but also provides the detail needed to help in understanding this technology. As with all the books written by Mr. Bates, this is a qualty piece of material.
Not finish reading yet, but found typing error already, on page 30, put extreme as example twice.