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Written by the pioneers of Flash-OFDM, arguably the first commercially developed OFDMA-based mobile broadband system in the world, this book teaches OFDMA from first principles, enabling readers to understand mobile broadband as a whole. The book examines the key requirements for data-centric mobile; how OFDMA fits well with data networks; why mobile broadband needs to be IP-based; and how to bridge communications theory to real-world air interface design and make a good system choice between performance and complexity. It also explores the future of wireless technologies beyond conventional cellular architecture. One of the key challenges faced by newcomers to this field is how to apply the wireless communications theory and principles to the real world and how to understand sophisticated commercial systems such as LTE. The authors use their firsthand experience to help graduate students, researchers and professionals working on 4G to bridge the gap between theory and practice.


'Li, Wu and Laroia's book fulfils a major need - an authoritative reference on OFDMA, which is the foundation for 4G cellular technology, and likely the dominant air interface technology for many years to come. The authors are renowned innovators and system engineers who among them pioneered the use of OFDM for cellular systems, and the book contains many crisp insights that no other team of authors could provide. The academic rigor of the book is also remarkable, particularly from practising system engineers. In fact, they have independently derived several cutting edge research results in order to make various technical points! A must-have book for any wireless system engineer's personal library.'

Jeffrey Andrews - University of Texas, Austin

'This is a must-read book for both students and engineers who are interested in learning about how the principles of OFDM can be used to design and control wireless networks. This self-contained book begins with a gentle introduction and basics of OFDMA systems, builds the material to advanced state-of-the-art techniques currently being used, and then looks ahead at the design of future wireless systems. A remarkable book written by the pioneers of Flash OFDM technologies.'

Ness B. Shroff - Ohio State University

'This is a very special book, written by industry pioneers of OFDMA technology, taking the unconventional and very timely system view. It provides a beautiful perspective of how important theoretical ideas and understanding of the needs of real world communications systems were harnessed to develop flash-OFDM from first principles. LTE has since adopted OFDMA technology as the converged global 4G standard. It presents in a unique way the principles, basics and advanced elements of wireless OFDMA technology, and also provides a future centric perspective of practical aspects of wireless communications. This three-part book offers insights for scholars, researchers and wireless industrial engineers, leaders and visionaries. In particular, [it] is beneficial for students, as they are exposed to more than standard theoretical perspectives … This book is a pleasure to read.'

Shlomo Shamai - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

'This book provides a thoroughly researched holistic viewpoint of wireless communications using OFDMA technology. The authors' perspective on the relationship between theory and practice illustrated through the use of practical examples makes the book unique. I expect the book to be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the area of wireless networks.'

R. Srikant - Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

'System design involves taking a holistic view of all the aspects and angles involved - this is a particularly tough challenge in cellular wireless system which involves widely disparate aspects such as unreliability of physical wireless medium, arbitrating the shared wireless medium among many users, infrastructure management (base stations and sectorization) and interface with external networks such as the internet. Flash-OFDM personifies the philosophy of system design, and this book, coming from pioneers of the technology, is a must read for anyone interested in a system view of the entire cellular system as well as anyone interested in understanding the process of system design.'

Pramod Viswanath - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

'Most texts in communications focus either on theory or on detailed description of standards. This unique book takes cutting-edge theory and shows how it can be applied to real-world systems. An invaluable guide on the bridge from theory to practice, written by some of the best system engineers in the field.'

David Tse - University of California, Berkeley

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