A Practical Training Report Submitted in partial fulfillment of Award of the degree of


Electronics & Communication Engineering


Mr. Deepak Batra
HOD & in charge PTS ECE Department

Uma Agarwal
SEM: - -7th SEM Roll no. Branch: ECE



2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Abstract Introduction Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Maintenance of networks Mobile number portability BSNL subscribers Telephony system Wireless system Cellular technology Circuit switching Packet switching BTS in mobile communication Generation of wireless technology Information security model Important reviews of wireless system Mobility management Conclusion

This report has benefited from review by a number of people, who gave generously of their time and expertise. The following people review all or a large part of the manuscript: Mr. M.Seth, Mr.S.K.Mahto, general manager of Sikkim circle. Thanks also to the above many people who provided detailed technical reviews of different topics. Finally, I would also like to thank the many people responsible for providing the information regarding the different aspects of the working of the BSNL for the north eastern zone. This includes the staff of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Gangtok and also including the BSNL¶s Sikkim circle general manager S.K.Mahto for letting me complete my training and proving with all the information required. I am also very thankful to my friends for providing me with required knowledge and material for the completion of this report.

This report documents the work carried out by me on the basis of the training obtained from Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited (BSNL) GANGTOK, SIKKIM. This report basically focuses on the implementation of wireless network and systems in use today and new technologies and developments to be coming in near future. The cellular revolution is apparent in the growth of the mobile phones. Recently, it had been the telephones. The invention allowed two parties to communicate by sending each other alphanumeric characters encoded in an analog signal. The newer generation devices with access to the internet built-in digital cameras add to this momentum. Recently, a great deal of attention has been focused on satellite communications, wireless networks and cellular technology. Communication satellites were first launched in the 1960s. Those first satellites could only handle 240 voice circuits. Today, satellites carry about one-third of the voice traffic and all of the television signals between countries. The most recent topic prevailing in today¶s scenario is the development of the robust coding of video content for 4G applications. An investigation, comparison, and evaluation of methods how to send short video messages (video postcards) using a 3G and 4G systems, using a mobile terminal such as a cell phone will be carried out. Submitted by: Uma Agarwal Submitted to: Deepak Batra

Electrical Divisions came into existence in the erstwhile P&T department in 1963 to cater to the need for undertaking infrastructure electrical and mechanical works in house rather than sourcing it from CPWD as per earlier practice. but its leading position will be weakened in future networks. which must be made possible in order to meet the requirements for faster speeds and more diverse usage formats. .Introduction Modern Telecommunications network plays a key role in today's world and are required to be continuously operated even in the most adverse conditions. the Electrical unit has become part of BSNL. BSNL has met the demands of the rising population and had introduced technologies beyond the limits of the costumers. the Electrical unit remained with DOT and with the Corporatization. studies are now being carried out to develop the fourth generation of mobile system. The Engineering Electrical Services in the buildings housing modern telecommunications network must perform to an exceptional degree of reliability so as to ensure that there are no breakdowns in the telecommunications system. The rise of mobility and data-oriented applications are fundamentally changing the environment of the telecommunications network. The two most important trends in today¶s telecommunications industry are the significant developments of cellular networks and the rapid rise of the use of the Internet. Voice will maintain to be an important application. With bifurcation of P&T. Future telecommunications infrastructures will be heavily based on the Internet Protocol and would be packet switched. Accordingly. An explosive growth is expected in mobile communications over the next decade with higher speeds and larger capacities than provided by third-generation communications mobile systems.

GSM Mobile. introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages and wining customer's confidence. Internet. 50430 R km of Microwave Network connecting 602 Districts. 7330 cities/towns and 25. 614755 Rk2m of OFC Cable.2009. expanding the network. 52 Million GSM Capacity. VSAT. Cell One.282 2G cellular customers and 88. making focused efforts and planned initiatives to bridge the Rural-Urban Digital Divide ICT sector. In fact there is no telecom operator in the country to beat its reach with its wide network giving services in every nook & corner of country and operates across India except Delhi & Mumbai. Today. 85 per cent share2 of the subscriber .6 lakhs villages. In basic services. BSNL is miles ahead of its rivals. BSNL is the only service provider. CDMA mobile. BSNL is numerous operator of India in all services in its license area. The company offers wide ranging & most transparent tariff schemes designed to suite every customer. IN Services etc. more than 38302 fixed exchanges. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country and now focusing on improving it.493 3G customers as on 30. 287 Satellite Stations. has 55. MPLS-VPN.140. Presently.21 million Basic Phone subscribers i. 8 mill2ion WLL capacity. it is one of the largest & leading public sector units in India. is World's 7th largest Telecommunications Company providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India: Wire line. it has about 46 million line basic telephone capacity. 46565 BTS. BSNL serves its customers with its wide bouquet of telecom services. BSNL cellular service. VoIP services.11. Carrier service. Broadband. with 35.e. 3895 Node B ( 3G BTS).Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

base and 92 percent share in revenue terms. video calls and many more Value Added Services.6 million Data One broadband customers. Dial-up. It has now become the key to economic progress and prosperity in the country. multiprotocol convergent IP infrastructure that provides convergent services like voice. With 3G. Scaling new heights of success. 390 million (US $ 2. .630. data and video through the same Backbone and Broadband Access Network. DIAS.351. our customers will have high speed data. BSNL has more than 2.26 billion) for last financial year. the present turnover of BSNL is more than Rs. BSNL has been adjudged as the N2UMBER ONE ISP in the country.5 million WLL subscribers and 2. Leased Line.99. We are continuously striving to offer more and more innovative value added services to our customers with a view to make the life of BSNL customers simpler and at the same time more meaningful. Telecommunications is no longer a plain vanilla voice service.37 billion). The infrastructure asset on telephone alone is worth about Rs. The company has vast experience in Planning. Video streaming applications have become a reality for them. At present there are 0. A slew of technological game changers like highspeed broadband and 3G mobile services have well and truly established BSNL as a strong market force.5 million Internet Customers who access Internet through various modes viz. 820 million (US $ 8 billion) with net profit to the tune of Rs. network integration and Maintenance of Switching & Transmission Networks and also has a world class ISO 9000 certified Telecom Training Institute. Installation. Account less Internet (CLI). 000 million (US $ 14. BSNL has set up a world class multi-gigabit. BSNL has consistently up-graded its operations to state-of-the-art service offerings. Keeping pace with this transformation.

812 crores (US $ 7. Provision of high speed broadband connectivity at Common Service Centers in rural areas has facilitated the common man in various ways such as payment of utility bills.000 crores (US $ 0. The Company has a net worth of Rs. BSNL is also lending a helping hand to the State Governments in endeavors associated with e-Governance projects. 88. issue of birth certificates. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. the largest Public Sector Undertaking of the Nation.000 crores (US $ 1. Paid up Equity Share Capital of Rs. Electrical System y Two independent feeders supply from electrical supply company. Schools and Universities and Common Service Centre¶s being set up by Department of Information Technology in the rural areas. y Vacuum Circuit Breaker for 11 kV systems with numerical relays for 112 kV and electronic release for 415 volts. We believe in inclusive growth of the economy which can be accelerated by reaching to rural masses.634 crores (US$ 17. .03 billion) in 2008-09. 11 kV/ 433 volt Transformer of 1000 KVA capacity.40 billion).96 billion). 35. y No. verification of land records. Backbone infrastructure is being created by us to provide broadband connectivity to Village Panchayats. Post Offices. vehicle registration etc. 5. 10.98 billion) and Revenues is Rs. is certainly on a financial ground that's sound.BSNL has been instrumental in unleashing growth and prosperity in rural areas through wireless broadband. authorized equity capital of Rs.

sets. fire fighting system pumps etc. DG set of 1000 KVA capacity each with AMF feature for standby supply.y y y y y 2 nos. Special provision of occupancy based sensors in Board room. 66% and 100%. Elevators sets. 480 KVA UPS backup for emergency lighting at critical locations and computers and monitoring services Provisions of electrical risers by sandwiched insulated compact bus risers. Energy efficient Luminaries with time based control of 33%.12 passengers up to 6th floor and 2000kg capacity freight Elevators form basement to 9th floor.G. CMD. and Directors areas. . Monitoring of condition based periodical maintenance of equipments installed Emergency Public address system with talk back. Building Management System y Electronic Access control cards attendance system on each floor. substation. Monitoring of addressable Fire Detection system for building and various equipment rooms. 4 nos.. D. 12 passenger capacity Elevators up to 9th floor and 2 Nos. conference hall. Monitoring and control of Electrical Equipments like Airconditioning system. y y y y y y CCTV monitoring and recording inside & outside the building with digital DVR¶s.


at least Rs 225 crores worth of maintenance every year. Besides maintenance the group has also conducted energy surveys in all major exchanges.Maintenance of networks Presently the EW is managing the maintenance contracts for eight states covering almost 100 percent of their urban exchanges. These assets have been growing at 20 percent annually. The electrical assets are valued at over Rs 5.e. TOWERS OF MANGALORE . approximately one third of the total maintenance budget. The group is also instrumental in introducing new technologies towards better supply of power and savings in energy.000 crores (replacement cost). Presently the EW is undertaking maintenance worth Rs 75 crores i. This accounts for almost one third of the total maintenance work in the country. Maintenance of the electrical assets is budgeted at four to six percent of the asset value which implies.

42 million (March 2008) Yearly Cell phone Addition: 83 million (2007) Monthly Cell phone Addition: 10. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) allows users to retain their numbers.16 million (March 2008) Tele-density: 26. Telephony Subscribers (Wireless and Landline): 300.22% (March 2008) Projected tele-density: 500 million. 40% of population by 2010.47 million (Feb 2008) . Users are expected to holding the mobile number with a given provider for at least 90 days. To avoid these circumstances BSNL has certain norms and regulations. TRAI announced the rules and regulations to be followed for the Mobile Number Portability in their draft release on 23 September 2009. There has been cases where other peoples number has been used by some else.23 million (April 2008) Land Lines: 39. before they decide to move to the other provider.Mobile Number Portability (MNP) BSNL has been efficient in providing safety to its user and their privacy.51 million (January 2008) BSNL Subscribers Cell phones: 267. Broadband connection: 3. while shifting to a different service provider provided they follow the guidelines set by TRAI.

beeper. called circles (roughly along state boundaries). the system has been adapted for data communication such as Telex. Although originally designed for voice communication. Government and several private players run local and long distance telephone services. commonly handles both signaling and audio information on the same twisted pair of insulated wires: the telephone line. The country is divided into multiple zones. The signaling equipment consists of a bell. . Basic principles 1896 Telephone from SWEDEN A traditional landline telephone system.Telephony System Telephone system: The Mobile telecommunications system in India is the second largest in the world and it was thrown open to private players in the 1990s. Competition has caused prices to drop and calls across India are one of the cheapest in the world. light or other device to alert the user to incoming calls. Fax and dial-up Internet communication. also known as "plain old telephone service" (POTS).

thus operating a button switch or "switch hook". usually a ringer.) Provided the called party's line is not already active or "busy". A rotary dial telephone employs pulse dialing. The telephone consists of an alerting device. filtering. a receiver (speaker) and other circuits for dialing. A twisted pair line is preferred as it is more effective at rejecting electromagnetic interference (EMI) and crosstalk than an untwisted pair. and other components which are connected when the phone is "off hook". These include a transmitter (microphone). (Most exchanges are still equipped to handle pulse dialing. that remains connected to the phone line whenever the phone is "on hook". and amplification. If the called party's line is active. On a modern push-button telephone. the calling party then presses the number buttons in a sequence corresponding to the telephone number of the called party. The buttons are connected to a tone generator circuit that produces DTMF tones which arrive at a circuit at the exchange. and sends a dial tone to indicate readiness. the exchange sends an intermittent ringing signal (about 90 volts AC in North America and UK and 60 volts in Germany) to alert the called party to an incoming call. This circuitry has a low resistance (less than 300 ohms) which causes DC current from the telephone exchange to flow through the line. A calling party wishing to speak to another party will pick up the telephone's handset.and number buttons or a rotary dial to enter a telephone number for outgoing calls. attaches a digit receiver circuit to the line. which puts the telephone into an active (off hook) state by connecting the transmitter (microphone). The exchange detects this current. sending electrical pulses corresponding to the telephone number to the exchange. receiver (speaker) and related audio components to the line. the exchange sends a busy .

and the ringing signal is transmitted. and both phones are now active and connected through the exchange. This constitutes a mechanism whereby the phone draws no current when it is on hook. Calls to parties beyond the local exchange are carried over "trunk" lines which establish connections between exchanges. but exchange circuitry can send an AC voltage down the line to activate the ringer for an incoming call. In modern telephone networks. However. When a party initiates a call to this line. DC current ceases to flow in that line. draws DC current through the line. Satellite . When the called party picks up the handset.signal to the calling party. a device which blocks the flow of DC current but permits AC current to flow. confirming that the called phone is now active. fiber-optic cable and digital technology are often employed in such connections. the circuitry at the telephone exchange detects the absence of DC current flow and therefore "knows" that the phone is on hook with only the alerting device electrically connected to the line. When a party "hangs up". The phone's ringer is connected to the line through a capacitor. When a landline phone is inactive or "on hook". signaling the exchange to disconnect the call. placing the handset back on the cradle or hook. This. the exchange sends an intermittent audible tone to the called party to indicate an incoming call. they actuate a double-circuit switch hook which simultaneously disconnects the alerting device and connects the audio circuitry to the line. The exchange circuitry turns off the ring signal. The parties may now converse as long as both phones remain off hook. if the called party's line is active but has call waiting installed. in turn.

Landlines are facing stiff competition from mobile telephones. even in high density urban areas. you dial the area code prefixed with a zero (. Though the number of internet users is .2 Call Rates Slashed: Communication rates in India fell sharply after the year 2000 when infrastructure improvements and entry of many major players made Indian Telecom a highly competitive sector. intra circle calls are considered local calls while inter circle are considered long distance calls. For international calls. There is a conversion process underway to make all numbers in India 10 digits long. Dialing System: On landlines. Currently Government is working to integrate the whole country in one telecom circle. you would dial 011-XXXX XXXX). For long distance calls. you would dial ³00 and the country code+area code+number.technology may be used for communication over very long distances Landlines: Landline service in India is primarily run by BSNL/MTNL and Reliance Infocomm though there are several other private players too. Internet Users: Number of Internet users in India is the 4th largest in the world. The competition has forced the landline services to become more efficient. The country code for India is 91. For calling Delhi. The landline network quality has improved and landline connections are now usually available on demand. such as Touchtel and Tata Teleservices.

The goal is the same: long-range. cellular phone. the penetration level is still lower than most countries across the globe. the latest technology purchase must have new features. the most-wanted feature is better. A number of technologies currently exist to provide users with high-speed digital wireless connectivity. These two standards provide very high speed network connections over short distances.11 are examples. It is no longer a quantum leap to envision a time when access to all necessary Information ² the power of a personal computer ² sits in the palm of one¶s hand. faster access to information. But that is far from the limit of features. stock quotes. WIRELESS SYSTEM Consumers demand more from their technology. Whether it is a television. With the advent of the Internet. Such a system does not yet exist. typically in the tens of meters. nor will it exist in today¶s market without standardization. Cellular subscribers pay extra on top of their basic bills for such features as instant messaging. cellular providers seek to increase speed on their long-range wireless networks. high-speed wireless. Meanwhile. Bluetooth and 802.high. Fourthgeneration wireless needs to be standardized throughout the United States due to its enticing advantages to both users and providers. high-speed wireless connectivity. . manufacturers entice customers to buy new phones with photo and even video capability. we need pervasive. and even Internet access right on their phones. To support such a powerful system. or refrigerator.

Vodafone. Recent operators also operate in the 1800 MHz band.29 million mobile phone users in India compared to 39. in the 900 MHz band. India primarily follows the GSM mobile system. Idea cellular and BSNL/MTNL.73 million fixed line subscribers. There are many smaller players. Communication via circuit . the number of mobile phone connections has crossed fixed-line connections. Reliance Infocomm. Currently there are an estimated 201. The dominant players are Airtel. with operations in only a few states. International roaming agreements exist between most operators and many foreign carriers. In September 2004.Cellular Technology The mobile service has seen phenomenal growth since 2000. Circuit-switching Circuit switching has been the dominant technology for both voice and data communications.These two technologies are collectively referred to as second-generation. Most modern cellular phones are based on one of two transmission technologies: time-division multiple access (TDMA) or code-division multiple access (CDMA).

an end to end circuit must be established. Generally. the connection is full duplex. station A sends a request t node 4 requesting a connection to station E. Information Transfer: Information can now be transmitted from A to E. The most common example of circuit switching is the telephone network. Signals may be transmitted in both directions. Circuit disconnect: After the signal transmission has been completed. That path is a connected sequence of links between the network nodes. usually by the action of one or more stations. For example. Typically. Communication via circuit switching involves three phases: Circuit Establishment: Before any signal can be transmitted. On each physical link. a channel is dedicated to the connection. . the connection is terminated. a link from A to E is a dedicated line.itching implies that there is a dedicated communication path between two stations.

On a packet switching network packets are still accepted. since each connects to its node at its proper data rate. A packet switching network can carry out data rte conversion.Circuit Switching Packet switching In comparison to circuit switching packet switching has greater efficiency. Two stations o different data rates can exchange packets. some calls are blocked. When traffic becomes heavy on a circuit switching network. .


BTS System .

and manages operational states of each TRX.for maintenance of the network. The basic structure and functions of the BTS remains the same regardless of the wireless technologies. It may also have equipment for encrypting and decrypting communications. The BCF is implemented as a discrete unit or even incorporated in a TRX in compact base stations. as well as software handling and alarm collection. y The Base Station subsystem (BSS) ± comprising a BSC and several BTS.BTS in Mobile Communication A GSM network is made up of three subsystems: y The Network and Switching Subsystem (NSS) ± comprising an MSC and associated registers. it is generally and common associated with mobile communication technologies like GSM and CDMA. A BTS is controlled by a parent base station controller via the base station control function (BCF). . y The Operations support system (OSS) . spectrum filtering tools (band pass filters) etc. The BCF provides an operations and maintenance (O&M) connection to the network management system (NMS). a BTS forms part of the base station subsystem (BSS) developments for system management. Typically a BTS will have several transceivers (TRXs) which allow it to serve several different frequencies and different sectors of the cell (in the case of base stations). In this regard. antennas may also be considered as components of BTS in general sense as they facilitate the functioning of BTS. Though the term BTS can be applicable to any of the wireless communication standards.

Antenna: This is also considered a part of the BTS. signal DSP. may be integrated with DRX.General Architecture Transceiver (TRX): Basically does transmission and reception of signals. . Alarm extension system: Collects working status alarms of various units in the BTS and extends them to operations and maintenance (O&M) monitoring stations. Frequency hopping. Duplexer: This is used for sending and receiving signals to/from antenna and also for sending and receiving signals through the same antenna ports (cables to antenna). software upgrades. are done through the control function. Control function: Control and manages the various units of BTS including any software. It allows reducing the number of antenna used. On-the-spot configurations. Combiner: Combines feeds from several DRXs so that they could be sent out through a single antenna. Also does sending and reception of signals to/from higher network entities (like the base station controller in mobile telephony) Power amplifier (PA): Amplifies the signal from DRX for transmission through antenna. Baseband receiver unit (BBxx). etc. etc. status changes.

every device gets a timeslot in every frame. This makes the frame setup simpler because there is no time wasted on setting up the order of transmission. Each device gets a single time slot in a procession of devices on the network. or Time Division Multiple Access. Devices with lots of pending data can have extra time with which to send it. one device is allowed to utilize the entire bandwidth of the spectrum. In practice. each device indicates how much data it has to send. There are n timeslots in each frame. During this period. and every other device is in the quiescent state. is a technique for dividing the time domain up into sub channels for use by multiple devices. This is called ETDMA (Extended TDMA) . This has side effect of wasting bandwidth and capacity on devices that have nothing to send. one each for n devices on the network. During that particular time slot.TDMA TDMA. One optimization that makes TDMA much more efficient is the addition of a registration period at the beginning of the frame.

´ That means. very little capacity is wasted by excessive allocation. where the rate of speech. This is accomplished by taking each bit of the signal and multiplying it by all bits in the unique code for the phone. or Code Division Multiple Access. Once encoded. for this type of data. and encodes the data with the unique code for that phone. were known as Analog Mobile Phone Systems (AMPS). CDMA CDMA. allows every device in a cell to transmit over the entire bandwidth at all times. Each mobile device has a unique and orthogonal code that is used to encode and recover the signal . implemented in North America.The mobile phone digitizes the voice data as it is received. at an arbitrary time. GENERATIONS OF WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES First Generation Wireless Technology The first generation of wireless mobile communications was based on analog signaling. This type of data is seen often in voice transmission. Analog systems. and the amount of background noise are constantly varying. it is not possible to predict the rate or amount of pending data from a particular host. Thus. one data bit is transformed into a sequence of bits of the same length as the code for the mobile phone. The benefit of using TDMA with this optimization for network access comes when data is ³burst. the volume of speech. the data is modulated for transmission over the bandwidth allocated for that transmission. while systems implemented in Europe and the rest of . Thus.and can increase the efficiency of TDMA to ten times the capacity of the original analog cellular phone network.

While GSM technology was developed in Europe. GSM technology is a combination of Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA). Second Generation Wireless Technology The second generation (2G) of the wireless mobile network was based on low-band digital data signaling. GSM systems. The use of separate timeslots for transmission and reception simplifies the electronics in the mobile units.8 GHz bands throughout the world with the exception of the Americas where they operate in the 1. not data.9 GHz band. a similar technology. are now operating in about 140 countries and territories around the world. emerged in Japan. Since then. The first GSM systems used a 25MHz frequency spectrum in the 900MHz band. Each frequency is then divided using a TDMA scheme into eight time slots. several other TDMAbased systems have been deployed worldwide and serve an estimated 89 million people worldwide. The most popular 2G wireless technology is known as Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM). using TDMA-based technology. An estimated 248 million users now operate over GSM systems. called Personal Digital Communications (PDC). In addition to GSM. GSM systems operate in the 900MH2z and 1. Today.the world was typically identified as variation of Total Access Communication Systems (TACS). CDMA . Analog systems were primarily based on circuit-switched technology and designed for voice. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology was developed in North America. FDMA is used to divide the available 25MHz of bandwidth into 124carrier frequencies of 200 kHz each. first implemented in 1991.

digitized segments and encodes them to identify each call.uses spread spectrum technology to break up speech into small. CDMA systems have been implemented worldwide in about 30 countries and serve an estimated 44 million subscribers. PDC and other TDMA-based mobile system providers and carriers have developed 2G+ technology that is packet-based and increases the data communication speeds to as high as 384kbps. the effective data rate of 2G circuit-switched wireless systems is relatively slow. HSCSD is one step towards 3G wideband . too slow for today's Internet. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) technologies. However. GSM. Second Generation (2G+) Wireless Networks As stated in a previous section. These 2G+ systems are based on the following technologies: High Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD). the virtual explosion of Internet usage has had a tremendous impact on the demand for advanced wireless data communication services. As a result.

6kbps by introducing 14. GPRS is an intermediate step that is designed to allow the GSM world to implement a full range of Internet services without waiting for the deployment of full-scale 3G wireless systems.4 kbps data coding and by aggregating 4 radio channels timeslots of 14.4 kbps. PDC and TDMA systems that are used for voice communications and for table look-up to obtain . This circuit-switched technology improves the data rates up to 57.mobile data networks. GPRS technology is packet-based and designed to work in parallel with the 2G GSM.

GPRS user profiles in the Location Register databases.g. In ECSD. Similarly. such as SMTP/POP-based e-mail. but the data rate per timeslot will triple. the data rate per timeslot will triple and the peak throughput. Mobile handsets (MS).25 network. The enhancement of HSCSD is called ECSD. SGSN and GGSN interface with the Home Location Register (HLR) to retrieve the mobile user's profiles to facilitate call completion. whereas the enhancement of GPRS is called EGPRS. GGSN provides the connection to external Packet Data Network (PDN). EDGE technology is a standard that has been specified to enhance the throughput per timeslot for both HSCSD and GPRS. providing wireless voice and data . GPRS networks consist of an IP-based Public Mobile Land Network (PLMN). and Mobile Switching Centers (MSC) for circuit-switched network access and databases. The Serving GPRS Support Nodes (SGSN) and Gateway GPRS Support Nodes (GGSN) make up the PLMN. ftp and HTTP-based Web services. Base Station Services (BSS). e. in EGPRS. Roaming is accommodated through multiple PLMNs. will exceed 384 kbps. including all eight timeslots in the radio interface. GPRS uses a multiple of the 1 to 8 radio channel timeslots in the 200 kHz frequency band allocated for a carrier frequency to enable data speeds of up to 115kbps. an Internet backbone or an X. TDMA). The data is packetized and transported over Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMN) using an IP backbone so that mobile users can access services on the Internet. The Base Transceiver Station (BTS) receives and transmits over the air interfaces (CDMA. The BSS consists of Base Transceiver Stations and Base Station Controllers. the maximum data rate will not increase from 64 kbps due to the restrictions in the A interface.

and allow significant improvements over the 2G systems. . these systems offer wide area network (WAN) coverage of 384 kbps peak rate and limited coverage for 2 Mbps. MSC accommodates the Visitor Location Register (VLR) to store the roaming subscriber information. The First generation wireless mobile communication systems were introduced in early eighties and second generations¶ systems in the late 1980s was intended primarily for transmission of voice. MSC switches the voice calls to circuit-switched PLMN network such as PSTN and ISDN. The third generation wireless systems which are just getting introduced in the world markets offer considerably higher data rates. The initial systems used analog frequency modulation where as the second as well as the subsequent mobile systems use digital communication techniques with time division multiplexing (TDM). On the data side.connectivity to the mobile handsets. frequency division multiplexing (FDM) or the code division multiple access (CDMA). Hence providing broadband services would be one of the major goals of the 4G Wireless-systems. However. The 3G Wireless systems were proposed to provide voice and paging services to provide interactive multimedia including teleconferencing and internet access and variety of other services. the BSC routes the data calls to the SGSN. and then the data is switched to the external PDN through the GGSN or to another mobile subscriber. Base Station Controllers (BSC) route the data calls to the packet-switched PLMN over a Frame Relay (FR) link and the voice calls to the Mobile Switching Center (MSC). The reverse process happens at the destination PLMN and the destination BSS.

Logical Link Control (LLC): a data link layer protocol for GPRS which functions similar to Link Access Protocol ± D . to the underlying logical link control. such as IP or X.The following is a brief description of each protocol layer in the GPRS network infrastructure: Sub-Network Dependent Convergence Protocol (SNDCP): protocol that maps a network level protocol. SNDCP also provides other functions such as compression. segmentation and multiplexing of network-layer messages to a single virtual connection.25.

922 core protocol as its transport mechanism. Base Station System GPRS Protocol (BSSGP): processes routing and quality of service (QoS) information for the BSS. GPR2S Mobility Management (GMM/SM): protocol that operates in the signaling plane of GPRS handles mobility issues such as roaming. BSS2AP+ is also responsible for location and routing updates as well as mobile station alerting. This layer assures the reliable transfer of user data across a wireless network. SCCP. . GTP operates on top of TCP/UDP over IP. authentication.(LAPD). Network Service: protocol that manages the convergence sublayer that operates between BSSGP and the Frame Relay Q. BSSGP uses the Frame Relay Q. MTP2 are protocols used to support Mobile Application Part (MAP) and BSSAP+ in circuit switched PLMNs Mobile Application Part (MAP): supports signaling between SGSN/GGSN and HLR/AuC/EIR. MTP3. thus optimizing paging for mobile subscribers. BSSAP+: protocol that enables paging for voice connections from MSC via SGSN.922 Core by mapping BSSGP's service requests to the appropriate Frame Relay services. selection of encryption algorithms and maintains PDP context. GP2RS Tunnel Protocol (GTP): protocol that tunnels the protocol data units through the IP backbone by adding routing information.

the North American TDMA standard. The second radio interface is CDMA2000 which is backward compatible with the second generation CDMA IS-95 standard predominantly used in US. The Radio Access Network consists of new network elements. GSM. The following three interfaces modes accomplish this result: wideband CDMA. which is also part of the core network. which provide the same functionality that they provide in a GPRS system. RAN functionality is independent from the core network functionality. Node B is comparable to the Base Transceiver Station in 2G wireless networks. into one umbrella. known as Node B and Radio Network Controllers (RNCs). 3G wireless networks consist of a Radio Access Network (RAN) and a core network. which includes 3G MSC for switching of voice calls. The core network consists of a packet-switched domain. such as CDMA. RNC replaces the Base Station Controller. Universal Wireless Communications ± UWC-136. The third radio interface. and TDMA. Charging for services and access is done through the Charging Gateway Function (CGF). also called IS-136HS.Third Generation (3G) Wireless Networks 3G wireless technology represents the convergence of various 2G wireless telecommunications systems into a single global system that includes both terrestrial and satellite components. was proposed by the TIA and designed to comply with ANSI136. which includes 3G SGSNs and GGSNs. It provides . One of the most important aspects of 3G wireless technologies is its ability to unify existing cellular standards. CDMA2000 and the Universal Wireless Communication (UWC136) interfaces. and a circuitswitched domain.

The interconnection of the network elements in RAN and between RAN and core network is over Iub. there is no similar mandate in North America and it is more likely that competition will drive the deployment of 3G wireless technology in that region. Iur and IU interfaces based on ATM as a layer 2 switching technology. The IU interface is split into 2 parts: circuit switched and packet-switched. Data services run from the terminal device over IP. Evolution of 3G technology Initial coverage NTT Docomo is deploying 3G wireless services in Japan in the third quarter of 2000. For example. These traffic types are switched independently to either 3G SGSN for data or 3G MSC for voice. Voice is embedded into ATM from the edge of the network (Node B) and is transported over ATM out of the RNC. handover control and support for the connections to circuit-switched and packet-switched domains. which in turn uses ATM as a reliable transport with QoS. In contrast. Nextel Communications has announced that it will be deploying 3G wireless services in North America during the fourth quarter of 2000. .the radio resource management. The IU interface is based on ATM with voice traffic embedded on virtual circuits using AAL technology and IP-over-ATM for data traffic using AAL5 technology.

Compatibility and interworking between the new 3G wireless systems and the old legacy networks must be achieved in order to ensure the acceptance of new 3G wireless phones by service providers and end-users.The existence of legacy networks in most regions of the world highlights the challenge that communications equipment manufacturers face when implementing next generation wireless phone. .

RANAP. global roaming requires compatibility to existing deployment and graceful fallback to an available level when requested services are not available in the region. Towards this end.5 to 5 GHz) are different for 3G wireless technology compared to 2G/2G+ wireless technology. RRC. the Operator Harmonization Group (OHG) is working closely with 3G Partnership Projects (3GPP and 3GPP2) to come up with global standards for 3G wireless protocols. BTS' evolution into Node B may prove to be difficult and may represent significant capital expenditure on the part of network operators. The BSC may evolve into an RNC by using add-on cards or additional hardware that is co-located.The existing core technology used in mobile networks is based on traditional circuit-switched technology for delivery of voice services. ATM protocols need to be incorporated to transport the services. Therefore. The core switches for nextgeneration of mobile networks will be based on packet-switched technology which is better suited for data and multimedia services. MSC evolution depends on the selection of a fixed network to carry the requested services. RNSAP and NBAP. If an ATM network is chosen. . then ATM protocols will have to be supported in 3G MSC along with interworking between ATM and existing PSTN/ISDN networks. However. Finally. this traditional technology is inefficient for the delivery of multimedia services. IP technology is used end-to-end for multimedia applications and ATM technology is used to provide reliable transport with QoS. The carrier frequency (5 MHz) and the bands (2. Evolution of BSC to RNC requires support for new protocols such as PDCP.

All switches would be digital. Higher bandwidths would be available which would make cheap data transfer possible.The most telling example is growth of the Internet over the last 10 years. The network security would be much tighter. The entire network would be packet switched (IP based). The Wi-Max lobby and the people who are working with the Wi-Max technology are trying to push WiMax as the 4G wireless technology. This concept is already beginning a revolution in wireless networking. The cost of the data transfer would be comparatively very less and global mobility would be possible. Also QoS will improve. with instant access to the Internet from anywhere. The antennas will be much smarter and improved access technologies like OFDM and MC-CDMA (Multi Carrier CDMA) will be used. The bandwidth would be much wider (100 M2Hz) and data would be transferred at much higher rates. The networks will be all IP networks based on IPv6. Wireless Internet. etc. Wireless networks provide a unique twist to this product: mobility. Wi-Max can deliver up to 70 Mbps over a 50Km . Also the security features will be much better. I do not think this is popular with the researching community. 4G Technology The 4G technology will be able to support Interactive services like Video Conferencing (with more than 2 sites simultaneously). More efficient algorithms at the Physical layer will reduce the Inter-channel Interference and Co-channel Interference. At present there is no consensus among people to refer to this as the 4G wireless technology.

Problems with the Current System After all. Wi-Max is also based on OFDM. 802.radius. Since there is no consensus for the time being. Cellular providers are continuing to upgrade their networks in order to meet this higher demand by switching to deferent protocols that allow for faster access speeds and more efficiently transfers. wireless providers are already moving in the direction of expanding the bandwidth of their cellular networks. However. As mentioned above. . the way in which the companies are developing their networks is problematic all are currently proceeding in directions with their technology improvements. services. Not only is data transfer slowly ² at the speed of analog modems ² but the bandwidth that is available is not allocated efficiently for data. These are collectively referred to as third generation. The important thing to remember here is that all the researches for 4G technology are based around OFDM. we have to wait and see who would be the winner.16e or Mobile Wi-Max is being standardized. Data transfer tends to come in bursts rather than in the constant stream of voice data. To overcome the mobility problem. This gives more credibility to the Wi-Max lobby who would like to term Wi-Max as a 4G technology.16d) does not support mobility very well. with 4G wireless technology people would like to achieve up to 1Gbps (indoors). Wi-Max does not satisfy the criteria completely. the current cellular network does not have the available bandwidth necessary to handle data services well. or 3G. Almost all of the major cell phone networks already provide data services beyond that in standard cell phones. Unfortunately. Also Wi-Max technology (802.

but nobody else follows suit. No cellular provider has incentive to move to 4G unless all providers move to 4G. A common concern is the similarity of this proposal to the forced introduction of HDTV 4G Wireless Systems 6 in the US. however. it will not be enough to cover the higher costs of converting to 4G.The equipment and technology needed for 4G will be cheap. Therefore. The first is the nature of the service providers. however. because of all of the cellular manufacturers investing in it. There are many small television broadcasters in rural areas whose cost of conversion would be as much as 15 years of revenue. The cellular industry. the equipment will be more expensive than the second scenario. that player will be at a significant disadvantage. An outside agent ² the national government ² must standardize on 4G as the wireless standard for the United States. Even though converters will be able to sell more services to their customers. Cellular providers will market additional services to its customers. . There are two key differences. which has (thus far) failed miserably. if a player chooses the 4G strategy. Some of the developers make the conversion to 4G because not all of the players have chosen 4G. between 4G and HDTV.

Implementing good security requires that security be designed into every aspect of the system. An often overlooked area of financial liability for cellular providers is in the area of information security. Our proposal is simply choosing a direction for their growth. But this still does not explain the security aspect. 173). however. In this case. engineers must design security into any new technology it cannot be added as an after thought. 172) Information Security Model Before seeking to design and implement wireless security. security almost always means ³information . one first needs to understand what this elusive concept of security really means. In a digital realm. Thus. In attempting to avoid security problems like those that plagued the first-generation cellular systems. The players are multi-billion dollar companies. wireless security is really a combination of wireless channel security (security of the radio transmission) and network security (security of the wired network through which the data flows).does not have this problem. who already have enough capital. Providers could lose money through fraudulent use of the cellular system or unauthorized disclosure of user information over the airwaves. this is no easy task. These collectively can be referred to as ³wireless network security´ (Russell 2001. Unfortunately. the following entities must cooperate to create the secure wireless system: ‡ Government regulator ‡ Network infrastructure provider ‡ Wireless service provider ‡ Wireless equipment provider ‡ Wireless user (Russell 2001. continual network upgrades are part of their business plan. a security leak exists. otherwise.

The cube is thus split into 27 smaller cubes. The columns on the right side of the cube detail the three broad categories of security measures that can be pursued to protect the information.security. we can use the information security model proposed by the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC). and the security measures needed to reach those goals.´ Therefore. the objectives of future wireless technology. . This document. each of which must be examined for risks and solutions in any extensive security audit. but rather to present the major issues of wireless security. on the other hand. is not meant to contain such an audit. Along the top edge of the cube is the three states information while the rows on the left side of the cube are the information characteristics that the security policy should provide.

‡ To ensure that the resources and services provided to users are adequately protected against misuse or misappropriation. Dept. As more wireless devices begin to use the same section of electromagnetic spectrum. As encryption is improved in the same device. 5-26). 174). Iowa State University professor Steve Russell comments that ³an RF engineer using $50 worth of readilyavailable components can build a simple short-range jammer for any of the common microwave frequencies´ (Russell 2001.Wireless Security Issues Wireless systems face a number of security challenges. Every new technology must be analyzed for security issues before it is fully implemented. one must keep a careful eye on any new issues that may develop. and thieves can easily conceal them. Cellular phones and other handheld devices were designed to be small and mobile. U. these devices often have extremely limited computing power. but this also means that they are more likely than other pieces of technology to get lost or stolen. as is available bandwidth (Russell 2001. Because of their size. one of which comes from interference. 174). Even then.S. ‡ To ensure that information generated by or relating to a user is adequately protected against misuse or misappropriation. of Commerce. ‡ To ensure that the security features are compatible with worldwide availability. speed is consequently lowered. This could manifest lower levels in the encryption that protects the information (NIST.Physical security can pose problems as well. possibility of interference increases. . This can result in a loss of signal for users. an abuser can intentionally mount a denial-ofservice attack (lowering availability) by jamming the frequencies used. Moreover.

‡ To ensure that the security features are adequately standardized to ensure world-wide interoperability and roaming between providers. is an advanced transmission technology that can be used in the implementation of a 4G network. An Ultra Wideband device works by emitting a series of short. especially when the system is faced with specific threats. ‡ To ensure that security features enable new µe-commerce¶ services and other advanced applications. Since the signal is disguised as noise. ‡ To ensure that the level of protection to users and providers of services is considered to be better than that provided in contemporary fixed and mobile networks. 4G HARDWARE-Ultra Wide Band Networks Ultra Wideband technology. Ultra Wideband uses a frequency of . it can use any part of the frequency spectrum. but can be decoded by another device that recognizes UWB and can reassemble it back into a signal. which means that it can use frequencies that are currently in use by other radio frequency devices. ‡ To ensure that the implementation of security features and mechanisms can be extended and enhanced as required by new threats and services. This highly specific kind of noise does not cause interference with current radio frequency devices. The secret to UWB is that it is typically detected as noise. or UWB. low powered electrical pulses that are not directed at one particular frequency but rather are spread across the entire spectrum). These goals will help to direct security efforts.

UWB uses all frequencies from high to low. which is 6 times faster than today¶s wireless networks. because of the weakness of the UWB signal. Nevertheless. since it transmit pulses instead of a continuous signal. Interference would have to spread across the spectrum uniformly to obscure the pulse. but can also .between 3. Since the antennas can both ³listen´ and ³talk.´ a smart antenna can send signals back in the same direction that they came from. Smart Antennas Multiple ³smart antennas´ can be employed to help find.1to 10. For this reason. On the other hand. UWB provides greater bandwidth ² as much as 60 megabits per second.6 2GHz. thereby passing through objects like the sea or layers of rock. The pulse can be called ³shaped noise´ because it is not flat. but curves across the spectrum. tune. regular noise that may have the same frequency as the pulse itself does not cancel out the pulse. actual noise would look the same across a range of frequencies it has no shape. and turn up signal information. It also uses significantly less power. special antennas are needed to tune and aim the signal. This means that the antenna system cannot only hear many times louder.

minimize interference. and maximize intended signal reception.respond more loudly and directly as well. and can switch from one predefined beam to another when the user with the phone moves throughout the sector. Smart antennas can thereby: ‡ Optimize available power ‡ Increase base station range and coverage ‡ Reuse available spectrum ‡ Increase bandwidth 4G will likely become a unification of different wireless n2etworks. IEEE .g. There are two types of smart antennas: Switched Beam Antennas (Figure 7) have fixed beams of transmission. including wireless LAN technologies (e. Adaptive Array Antennas (Figure 8) represent the most advanced smart antenna approach to date using a variety of new signal processing algorithms to locate and track the user.

This antenna technology is used to optimize the data speed and reduce the errors in the networks. MAGIC of 4G Technology referred to as mobile Multimedia Anytime Anywhere Global mobility support. The reason why 4G makes use of this technology lies in its ability to minimize the intervention among symbols and channels associated to data streaming. public cellular networks (2. These devices would have to support different networks. so that human beings remain intact with the wireless technology intentionally and unintentionally. The network operators worldwide would be able to deploy wireless mesh networks and make use of cognitive radio technology for widespread coverage and access. 4G needs to support a wide range of mobile devices that can roam across different types of network. Therefore 4G is be able to connect various high speed networks together. 3G). 4G can use both orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA). which would enable each one of us to carry digital devices even in dispersed locations. One solution to this ³multi-network functional device´ is a software defined radio.802. meaning that one device would have to have the capability of working on different networks. and even personal are2a networks. Universal Mobile Telecommunication Service (UMTS) which is basically a . Under this umbrella. OFDM mechanism splits a digital signal into different narrowband and frequencies.11).5G. 4G can greatly anticipate in evolving and advancing the pervasive computing. The aim of pervasive computing is to attach itself to every living space possible.4G is also capable of using multiple input / multiple output technology (MIMO). integrated wireless and personalized services.

video player. MP3 recording. For children rocking fun Bluetooth technology and Piconets has become in market. This broadband technology transfers data in the form of frames or packets. This technology also strikes the china mobile market and a user being proficient to get access to Germany phone as a local phone. With the coming out of cell phone alike to PDA now your whole office in your finger tips or in your phone. A user can also hook their 5G technology cell phone with their Laptop to get broadband internet access. dialing speed. 5G technology has extraordinary data capabilities and has ability to tie together unrestricted call volumes and infinite data broadcast within latest mobile operating system. 5Gsystem which is on hand held phone offering more power and features than at least 1000 lunar modules.broadband 3G technology is also a part of 4G. The 5G technology distributes internet access to nodes within the building and can be deployed with union of wired or wireless network connections . 5G GENERATION The gigantic array of innovative technology being built into new cell phones is stunning. The Router and switch technology used in 5G network providing high connectivity. Another wireless telecommunication technology known as time divis2ion synchronous code division multiple accesses (TDSCDMA) provides support to 4G to transfer both circuit switched data like video and voice and packet switched data. audio player and much more you never imagine. large phone memory. 5G technology including camera.

Even though the loss is usually negligible. . video and other information over the same hardware. Traffic statistics by 5G technology makes it more accurate. Without a packet layer. The Internet relies on packets to move files. it still can cause major problems with sensitive devices and can garble voice information to a point where it is unintelligible. All of these problems contribute to a low Quality of Service (Qos). IMPORTANT REVIEWS OF WIRELESS SYSTEM Packet Layer The packet layer is a layer of abstraction that separates the data being transmitted from the way that it is being transmitted. pictures.5G Features 5G technology offer high resolution for crazy cell phone user and bi-directional large bandwidth shaping. 5G technology also support virtual private network. 5G technology offer transporter class gateway with unparalleled consistency. advanced billing interfaces of 5G technology makes it more attractive and effective. 5G technology is providing large broadcasting of data in Gigabit which supporting almost 65. 5G technology is providing up to 25 Mbps connectivity speed.000 connections. there would need to be a separate connection on each computer for each type of information and a separate network with separate routing equipment to move that information around.

As long as the capacity of the transmitter is large enough. the routing equipment uses information in the packet to find out where it is supposed to go and gives it an alternate route accordingly. or a large number of packets can be sent carrying information cut up into little pieces. the capacity of packets is expandable. the transmission . As long as a packet obeys the standard for how to start and end.323 (Protocols. so if the transmission garbles even one bit of the information.Packets only require that there is an origin. audio. it would read: H. Packets are also numbered so that if one goes missing. They have moved from carrying short text messages to carrying video.com ). If something happens to one of the routes that a packet is using. a destination. and at least one route between them. in the case of voice using Voice over IP (VoIP). the device on the receiving end will know that something has gone wrong and can request that the packet(s) in question be sent again. any data of any size can be encoded inside of it. As shown by the growth of the Internet over the past few years. Error correction data is encoded in the last part of the packet. a packet can carry any size of information. An example of the format of a packet carrying 896 bits of actual information can be seen in Figure 9: The ³Protocol´ section would contain whatever information was needed to explain what type of data was encoded. and other huge types of data. the receiving device will know and ask for the data to be retransmitted.

connection based communication to VoIP communication. the primary one being International Multimedia Telecommunications and by several companies that has cheap long distance phone calls over the Internet. Voice over IP (VoIP) Voice over IP is the current standard for voice communication over data networks. They can travel over any equipment that supports packet-based communication and They receive all of the error correction and other benefits that packets receive. such as NetPhone and Go Call. Backbones can be replaced. as far as the network is concerned. However. the CO will then connect to an IPv6 Internet backbone. VoIP packets are the same as any other packet. . Several standards already exist for VoIP. which will then connect to the destination CO. One other thing that VoIP allows is slow transition from direct. VoIP allows for flexibility the same way that data packets do. allowing old-style telephone users to connect to their central office (CO) the same way.hardware will not know the difference.

In symmetric encryption. then those parties know that the user must have generated that message. Asymmetric keys are useful for one-time connections. the user can prove that she generated a message by encrypting it with her private key. but the algorithm is the same. Modern symmetric encryption algorithms are generic and use a key to vary the algorithm. Then all parties know the algorithm and the public key. the encryption and decryption algorithms are inverses. an end user makes one key public and keeps the other private. Situations exist in cellular wireless systems where either symmetric or asymmetric keys are particularly useful. especially when used to create a symmetric key for an extended . but the key is the same. The problem then is the key transportation problem: How do both sides get the key without a third party intercepting it? If an unauthorized user receives the key. and only the user (with her private key) can decrypt the message. The trick is that one cannot infer the value of one key by using the other. If any party wishes to communicate with the users. If the encrypted message makes sense to other parties when decrypted with the public key. the keys are inverses. The solution to this problem is asymmetric encryption. Symmetric encryption is the more traditional form. In an asymmetric (also called public key) system. Moreover. two sides can settle on a specific key to use for their communications. In asymmetric encryption. then he too can decrypt the messages. where both sides agree on a system of encrypting and decrypting messages ² the reverse of the encryption algorithm is the decryption algorithm. Thus. that party can encrypt the message using the public key.Encryption Two encryption/decryption techniques are commonly used: asymmetric and symmetric encryption.

It is most . in Europe. Meanwhile. Interim standard 95 is a first and the foremost CDMA cellular technology. It enabled the mobile users to make use of complex trunked radio and mobile phones. iDEN has a frequency of about 25Khz. and thus are strongly preferred if key transportation is not a problem. SMS is a cheap and easy way to send a message to anyone. GSM has its origin from the Group special Mobile. Although this technology originates from the Europe. GSM has enabled the users to make use of the short message services (SMS) to any mobile network at any time. as a major mobile technology. symmetric keys are smaller and faster. An excellent example of this is the GSM system¶s subscriber information card placed into each phone.iS-136 is a second generation cellular phone system. iDEN allows three or six user per mobile. but now it is used in more than 212 countries in the world. Unlike 1G technologies which were used to transfer analogue signals.connection. It is also known as digital AMPS. other than the voice call or conference. The card holds a unique symmetric key for each subscriber. Docomo launched its first digital service of PDC in 1993. GSM (Global system for mobile communication) is the most admired standard of all the mobile technologies. D-AMPS were widely popular in America and Canada. However now it is in the declining phase. GSM technology was the first one to help establish international roaming.Integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN) was developed by MOTOROLA.

It is complex network and allows for covering radio access. UMTS conforms to ITU IMT 2000 standard.famous by its brand name known as cdmaOne. Wi-Max is a 3G Technology (Third Generation Technology) and it is referred to as worldwide interoperability for microwave access. Universal mobile telecommunications systems. core network and USIM (subscriber identity module). It transmits variety of wireless signals. DECT. It is a relatively expensive technology for the network operators because it requires new and separate infrastructure for its coverage. EDGE allows for faster data transfer than existing GSM. however it is now widely popular in the other countries of the world as well. It can be operated on the multi point and point modes. GSM EDGE. It makes use of the CDMA to transfer the voice signals and data signals from cellular phones to cell sites (cell sites is cellular network). because it can operate with older devices.EDGE was introduced by AT& T in 2003. EDGE is a 3G technology therefore it can be used for packet switched systems.Enhanced data rates for GSM evolution or EDGE is termed to as a backward digital technology.EDGE has increased the GSM coverage up to three times more. DETC was developed by European telecommunications standards institute. The GSM is the base of this technology. UMTS. It is . Wi-Max and CD2MA 2000. There are many 3G technologies as W-CDMA. It is a wireless technology. It runs over a frequency of 19002Mhz. Digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) is another 3G Technology (Third Generation Technology).

SDR. it can connect you to hotspot. OFDM. femto. MIMO and Wi-MAX to the some extent. Name of the Wi-Max was developed in 2001 by Wi-Max forum. Micro cells cover a small geographical are such as hotels. It allows for encryption between the end user and the service base station. Macro cells are the largest cells that cover radio signals. TD-SCDMA. The technologies that fall in the 4G categories are UMTS.GSM offers moderate security. These cells are of five different sizes. These cells include macro. micro. Pico cell is a wireless communication scheme. This technology removes the need for wires and is capable enough to provide 10mbits/sec. GSM or global system for mobile communication is a digital cellular system. umbrella and Pico cells. These cells are supported by powerful cellular stations or in other words tower. There are over more than 3 billion users of GSM. GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) is a 2G technology. The use of GSM is possible due to the SIM (subscriber¶s identity module) GSM. The use of various forms of cryptographic modules is part of GSM technology. Femto cell is a small base station designed to . The word ³MAGIC´ also refers to 4G wireless technology which stands for Mobile multimedia. This technology is based on the wireless internet access. Pico cells also cover a small geographical area.portable technology. It was originated in Finland Europe. Macro cells are distributed over larger geographical areas.GSM accounts for 80% of total mobile phone technologies market.

latest mobile phones support E2-GSM. It¶s also known as 3.cater the needs of minor business area. A seamless service (Ex: soft handover of the MT from one network to another or from one kind of service to other) is also important. The MT should be able to access the services at any place possible. They can instead do concatenated location registration. The global roaming can be achieved by with the help of multi-hop networks that can include the WLANs or the satellite coverage in remote areas. The frequency in E-GSM is extended to about 920 to 960MHZ. Each MT need not do location registration every time. It is connected using DSL technology. Mobility Management Mobility Management includes location registration. 'Super-3G' is an intermediate stage between 3G and 4G. which reports to .9G or ³Super 3G´ by some researchers. It¶s a 3GPP research item for Release 8. LongTerm (Radio) Evolution or LTE is also part of 3G technology. So while you¶re traveling you can replace your SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) and still remain connected to the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication). paging and handover. New techniques in location management might be implemented. In this stage the operators are planning to achieve data rates up to 100Mbps when travelling at speeds up to 1200Kmph. Some countries in the world use GSM-900 or E-GSM. All 2G and 3G cell phones have GSM in them.

Congestion-Control Congestion control will be other critical issues in the high performance 4G networks. Two basic approaches can be taken towards the congestion control: avoidance or prevention of the congestion and detection and recovery after congestion. The avoidance scheme will require the network to suitably implement the admission control (measurement based or precomputed model) and scheduling techniques. . The detection and recovery would require flow control and feedback traffic management. ExMTs in a train need to re-register only when they get off the train and till the network knows that they are in the train. A conservative approach might be proposed for the 4G systems because of the wide variety of QoS requirements.the network that they are concatenated to a common object.

often turning to various solutions. this will only serve to bewilder customers in an already confusing market. Some hardware codec¶s are currently available in the market. is no exception. The cellular telephone industry. Meanwhile. they will most likely be used to record and play video (and audio) on PCs. However. competition in the industry is heating up. Providers are slashing prices while scrambling for the needed infrastructure to provide the latest features as incentives. Indeed. Unfortunately. using the computer¶s CPU for processing. Therefore. Gadgets providers want to make money in a cutthroat industry. If the government wants to help.Conclusion Consumers demand that software and hardware be user-friendly and perform well. Combining these patents into one single license fee will be quite challenging. Customers want the features delivered to them. Hardware-based codec¶s will be preferred in mobile phones as they consume a smaller amount of power and are faster than software routines. revenue. simple and straightforward. and customer loyalty. the best way to help all parties is to enforce new technologies which are both beneficial to the company and the user and also eco-friendly. it seems part of our culture that customers expect the highest quality and the greatest features for what they buy. but current products need to evolve in order to reduce cost and power requirements. The mobile operator must take advantage of the opening offered by mobile video services as a means to produce traffic. One of the key issues for the operator consists of the definition of an ³ideal´ service roadmap. which now includes a myriad of wireless devices. . significant increase in computational capacity is needed for software-based encoders.