This book would not have been possible if it was not for my many colleagues and friends who I have spend the better part of the last 20 years with. These friends and colleagues I know mainly from my many indoor projects around the world and from other mobile operators when working on mutual indoor projects. Many hours have I spent with you guys during the design phase, site visits, project implementations and measurements, from the fanciest indoor projects to deep below ground on a tunnel project conducting verification measurements.
I want to thank Simon Saunders for contributing the foreword. Simon is one of the people in this industry I respect the most, for his dedicated work and contribution to so many fields in the industry of telecommunication.
I also thank my friends who have helped me by reviewing the book: Bernd Margotte, Lars Petersen, Kevin Moxsom, Stein Erik Paulsen and Mario Bouchard. In particular, I want to thank Robin Young for his help and inspiration on the section about noise and link budgets. Peter Walther is also acknowledged for his input on the HSPA section, and the link budget example for HSDPA.
Thanks also to the team from Wiley, Mark Hammond, Sarah Hinton and their team, for the support and production of this book.
Last, but not least, thank you Karin my dear wife, for your support on this project and for letting me spend so many late nights, early mornings and weekends on this book. Without you this project would not have been possible. ...