Communication Systems For The Mobile Information Society

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Communication Systems For The Mobile Information Society

Martin Sauter "Communication Systems For The Mobile Information Society"
Wiley | Sep 2006 | ISBN: 0470026766 | English | PDF | 383 pages | 2.2 MB (for download)

Wireless technologies such as GSM/UMTS, wireless LAN, 802.16(WiMAX), and Bluetooth have revolutionized the way we communicate and exchange data by making services like telephony and Internet access available at anytime and from almost any where. Today,agreat variety of technical publications offer background information about these technologies but they all fall short in one way or another. Books covering these technologies usually describe only one of the systems in detail and are generally too complex as a first introduction. The Internet is also a good source, but the articles one finds are usually too short and superficial or only deal with a specific mechanism of one of the systems. Because of this, it was difficult for me to recommend a single publication to students in my telecommunication classes, which I’ve been teaching in addition to my chosen profession as a wireless systems consultant. This book aims to change this.

All wireless technologies discussed in the book continue to evolve, with increasing transmission speeds being the driving goal. This book covers some of the evolutions such as HSDPA and HSUPA enhancements, which deliver increased transmission speeds in UMTS networks, and EDGE, which does the same thing for GPRS. As WiMAX already offers high transmission speeds for stationary users (802.16d), the evolution path of this system introduces mobility. Therefore, the mobility extension of WiMAX (802.16e) is also discussed.

Beyond speed and mobility improvements, research is being performed into how future multi-mode wireless devices can offer anytime, anywhere connectivity. The challenge of this approach is determining how to offer a seamless transition from one radio technology to another for users roaming out of the coverage area of a network. As this book describes the similarities and differences between the major radio technologies, which will form the basis of such 4G networks, it also provides a wealth of information for readers involved in this area of research.

Chapter 1 - Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Chapter 2 - General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Chapter 3 - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Chapter 4 - Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Chapter 5 - 802.16 and WiMAX
Chapter 6 - Bluetooth

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