"CDMA2000 Evolution: Concepts and Design Principles" provides a presentation of CDMA2000 technology from the fundamental concepts, architectures and protocols to the network engineering and planning principles. It contains comprehensive and up to date information about the IS2000 1x Releases A through D, including 1xEV-DV, as well as 1xEV-DO or IS856 Revisions 0 and A standards. It provides a focus on network architecture, QoS, radio network performance and dimensioning as well as comparison with other 2.5G/3G systems. It includes examples, graphics and diagrams to simplify the learning process. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on conceptual understanding of key techniques and protocols and their evolution from simpler legacy systems to the more advanced revisions recently made to these standards.