Encyclopedia of Wireless Telecommunications

Paperback | May 13, 2002

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INSTANT EXPERTISE IN WIRELESS TELECOM

Here's the perfect resource for professionals and students to gain an up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest wireless breakthroughs and technologies--along with priceless "real world" insight into their business applications and implementations.

Covering 2G, 2.5G, and 3G technologies at all tiers, from handsets to carriers, the "Encyclopedia of Wireless Telecommunications offers a wide range of clear, concise, easy-to-read articles that make sense of constantly changing terminology and confusing acronyms. The author, an internationally recognized expert, goes beyond theory and definitions and links technical terms with markets and applications to address the nuts-and-bolts, dollars-and-cents issues surrounding wireless. There is no easier, faster, or more convenient way to keep up with the fast-moving world of wireless telecommunications.

Complete with detailed "how to" sidebars for developers, this "A-Z" sourcebook includes practical, plain-English articles on:
* Architectures
* Devices and handsets
* Free Space communications technology
* Globalization
* Infrastructure
* LAN technologies
* Local communication technologies (Bluetooth, Piano, IrDA, etc.)
* Principles of radio and light
* Services and products
* Standards and protocols
* and much more

Service providers, software developers, systems architects, network managers, and sales and marketing personnel will find they can consult this easy-access reference with confidence when they encounter an unfamiliar concept or have to get up to speed in a hurry on any wireless topic.

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INSTANT EXPERTISE IN WIRELESS TELECOMHere's the perfect resource for professionals and students to gain an up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest wireless breakthroughs and technologies--along with priceless "real world" insight into their business applications and implementations. Covering 2G, 2.5G, and 3G technologies at all ti...

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INSTANT EXPERTISE IN WIRELESS TELECOMHere’s the perfect resource for professionals and students to gain an up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest wireless breakthroughs and technologies—along with priceless “real world” insight into their business applications and implementations. Covering 2G, 2.5G, and 3G technologies at all tie...

FRANCIS BOTTO is a consultant and researcher in the field of wireless applications and computer/ Internet technologies. He has authored or co-authored a number of books and has published numerous articles about computer technology and the Internet.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.3 × 1.9 inPublished:May 13, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071390251

ISBN - 13:9780071390255

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Table of Contents

Preface

NUMERALS

IG (First-Generation) Networks

2G (Second-Generation) Networks

2.5G Networks

3G (Third Generation)

2-Tier

3-Tier

Data Rates and Capacities

Display Technology

Frequencies

Miscvellaneous

Significant Years/Dates

Symbols and Common Syntax

A

Access

Applications

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

B

Base Station Controller

Billing

Bluetooth

Broker

BSS Protocols

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

C

cdmaOne

Cdma2000

Charge Mechanisms

Classification of GPRS Handsets

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

D

D-AMPS

Data

DCT

Digital Multimedia

Discovery (Jini)

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

E

E-business

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Revolution)

EGPRS (Enhanced General Packet Radio Service)

EVRC (Enhanced Variable-Rate Codec)

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

F

FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing)

Fiber Channel

Firewall

FMA (FRAMES Multiple Access)

Fraud

Frequency

Frequency Hopping

Computer/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronymns

G

GPRS

GPS (Global Positioning System)

Graphics

GSM

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

H

Handovers

HSCSD

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

I

I-Mode

Internet

IP Address

IP Mobile Networks

ISDN

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

J

Java

JavaBeans

JavaScript

JavaSpaces

Jini

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

L

Layers

Leasing

Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)

Location Services

Lookup Services

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

M

Macromedia Flash Player 4 for Pocket PC

Microwave Radio

Mobile Network

Mobile Satellite Service (MSS)

MPEG

Multimedia Messaging Service

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

N

Network Design and Deployment

Network Reference Model

Networks

Nonaccess Stratem

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

O

OFDM

Offset Quadrature Phase-Shift Keying

Open Loop Power Control

Operating Systems

Optic Fiber

OSI (Open System Interconnection)

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

P

Paging (UTRAN)

PCM

Physical Channel--UMTS

Protocol Stacks

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

R

Radio

Radio Frequency Spectrum Allocation

Reverse Physical Channels (Cdma2000)

RF Propagation Models

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

S

Satellite Communications

Security--UTRAN

Sigtran Protocol

SMS (Short Message Service)

SS7

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Protocol

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

T

TCP/IP--Transmission Control Protocol

TDMA

Telephone

Towers

Traffic Channels (CDMA)

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

U

UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone Service)

UMTS Core Network Architecture

UMTS Network Architecture

UMTS Terrestrial Radio Interface

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

V

Video

Videoconferencing

Voice over IP (VoIP)

Voice and IP Mobile Networks

Voice Encoding

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

W

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

WAP Gateway

Wideband CDMA (WCDMA)

Wideband CDMA Air Interface

Wireless Markup Language

WLAN (Wireless LAN)

Computers/Software

Miscellaneous

Acronyms

INDEX

Editorial Reviews

By P.P. Philbin, University of Vermont

...timely. The entries are clear and concise...The range of topics is exhaustive...Professionals and students should benefit from this hefty and thorough sourcebook. Recommended...