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An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE, VoLTE and 4G Mobile Communications, 2nd Edition by Christopher Cox

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Acknowledgements

Many people have given me assistance, support and advice during the creation of this book. I am especially grateful to Liz Wingett, Susan Barclay, Sophia Travis, Sandra Grayson, Mark Hammond and the rest of the publishing team at John Wiley & Sons, Ltd for the expert knowledge and gentle encouragement that they have supplied throughout the production process.

I am indebted to Michael Salmon and Geoff Varrall for encouraging me to write the first edition of this book and to the publishing team at Wiley for requesting a second. The advice and feedback I have received while preparing the manuscript have been invaluable and have given me many opportunities to correct errors and improve the material. In this respect, I would particularly like to thank Jeff Cartwright, Joseph Hoy, Julian Nolan, Michael Salmon, Mohammad Anas, Obi Chiemeka, Pete Doherty, Les Granfield, Karl van Heeswijk, Kit Kilgour and Paul Mason. I am especially indebted to Nicola Rivers, for her support and encouragement throughout the preparation of the second edition. Naturally, the responsibility for any remaining errors or omissions in the text, and for any lack of clarity in the explanations, is entirely my own.

Much of my knowledge of the more detailed aspects of LTE, notably of circuit switched fallback and the IP multimedia subsystem, has been gathered while delivering courses on behalf of various training providers. I am indebted to the directors and staff of Imagicom, Informa Telecoms Academy, ...

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