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3G Evolution, 2nd Edition by Per Beming, Johan Skold, Stefan Parkvall, Erik Dahlman

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Chapter 2. The Motives Behind The 3G Evolution

Before entering the detailed discussion on technologies being used or considered for the evolution of 3G mobile communication, it is important to understand the motivation for this evolution: that is, understanding the underlying driving forces. This chapter will try to highlight some of the driving forces giving the reader an understanding of where the technical requirements and solutions are coming from.

2.1. Driving Forces

A key factor for success in any business is to understand the forces that will drive the business in the future. This is in particular true for the mobile-communication industry, where the rapid growth of the number of subscribers and the global presence of the technologies ...

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