Book review: Beyond 3G -Bringing Networks, Terminals and the Web Together: LTE, WiMAX, IMS, 4G Devices and the Mobile Web 2.0 (Hardcover) – By Martin Sauter

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Martin Sauter and I have been working on a new course at Oxford University on LTE services. In that context, I have been reading Martin’s excellent book recently published called Beyond 3G -Bringing Networks, Terminals and the Web Together: LTE, WiMAX, IMS, 4G Devices and the Mobile Web 2.0 (Hardcover)

If you have been following this blog and my thinking, you know my views that the future of Mobility and wireless is bright – but it is also more complex. Specifically, beyond 3G we are likely to see a decoupling of networks and services. However, ironically we will also see a deep integration between networks, devices, services originating from the Web and social networking.

In that context, this book is very interesting since it explores the evolution of networks and its impact on the wider ecosystem

The book starts off with Network evolution and then covers Network architectures, Capacity and usage scenarios, Voice over wireless, Operating systems, Devices and Services.

Martin covers the topics in great depth mainly from a network perspective (beyond 3G) perspective – but still keeps the book very readable.

It was a pleasure to meet Martin at Mobile World Congress Barcelona and he kindly autographed my copy which had scribbles right through to the end :)

I recommend this book. It’s well worth buying .. since it’s an excellent reference resource