Wireless Internet Crash Course

Paperback | November 14, 2001

byRoman Kitka

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CUT THROUGH THE HYPE! INDUSTRY INSIDERS COMPARE AND CONTRAST WIRELESS INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL

Need to know how i-mode stacks up against SMS or WAP? Or the inside scoop on Bluetooth? Confused about XML and WML? Making sound dollars-and-cents business decisions about wireless internet technologies just got a lot easier! In Wireless Internet Crash Course each of the competing technologies is put under a microscope and dissected feature by feature so you know all their respective strengths and weaknesses, distinguishing characteristics, and which can best meet your company's needs.

The hard-to-get, detailed marketing analysis found in this plain-English, no-nonsense resource gives you the power to evaluate, decide, and lead in a field that moves at the speed of light and where a wrong decision can cost your company millions of dollars.

An indispensable companion for wireless telecom managers, developers, network managers, engineers, technicians, sales and marketing personnel, and savvy investors, and required reading for any industry executive competing in the mobile applications arena, Wireless Internet Crash Course is your best guide through the confusing maze of wireless internet technologies.

LOOK INSIDE FOR . . .


* The comparative strengths and weaknesses of SMS, i-mode, WAP, Bluetooth, and other wireless internet technologies
* An analysis of existing and potential wireless internet markets with a focus on where the real money is and will be in the future
* Detailed coverage of interoperability issues
* The inside scoop on mobile application development languages, including XML, c-HTML, WML
* 2.5G and 3G solutions and requirements
*"Real world" business models

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CUT THROUGH THE HYPE! INDUSTRY INSIDERS COMPARE AND CONTRAST WIRELESS INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND MAKE SENSE OF IT ALLNeed to know how i-mode stacks up against SMS or WAP? Or the inside scoop on Bluetooth? Confused about XML and WML? Making sound dollars-and-cents business decisions about wireless internet technologies just got a lot eas...

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CUT THROUGH THE HYPE! INDUSTRY INSIDERS COMPARE AND CONTRAST WIRELESS INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND MAKE SENSE OF IT ALLNeed to know how i-mode stacks up against SMS or WAP? Or the inside scoop on Bluetooth? Confused about XML and WML? Making sound dollars-and-cents business decisions about wireless internet technologies just got a lot eas...

Roman Kikta is Director, Strategy and Business Creation, Nokia Ventures Organization/ Nokia Corporation. He is a seasoned wireless communications industry veteran, innovator, and visionary. During his 17 years in wireless communications, he has held product planning and development, marketing, and market/ business development positions...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.9 × 5.9 × 0.76 inPublished:November 14, 2001Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071382127

ISBN - 13:9780071382120

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART ONE: HISTORY OF MODERN COMMUNICATIONS

Chapter 1: First Voice Communications

Chapter 2: Cellular, True Mobility for the Masses

Chapter 3: Computing Power in Mobile Communications

Chapter 4: The Internet, A New Idea

Chapter 5: What About the Wireless Internet?

Chapter 6: Wireless Communications Devices

Chapter 7: Trends in Next-Generation Mobile Communications

Chapter 8: Terminal Technologies

Chapter 9: Infrastructure Challenges

PART TWO: DRIVING TECHNOLOGIES: COMPETING AND COMPLEMENTARY

Chapter 1: Cellular and PCS-Based Technologies

Chapter 2: Cellular Data Modem Technologies

Chapter 3: Application Programming Languages and Protocols

Chapter 4: PDA and Pocket PC Technologies

Chapter 5: Proprietary Networks

Chapter 6: Wireless LANs and Personal Area Networks

Chapter 7: Infrastructure Protocols and Applications

PART THREE: THE WIRELESS INTERNET MARKET

Chapter 1: Internet and Broadband

Chapter 2: Wireless Subscribers and Internet Growth

Chapter 3: Computer Sales

Chapter 4: Voice Interaction: Linking the Web by Voice

Chapter 5: Market Case Studies

Chapter 6: The New Generation of Customers

Chapter 7: In a Nut Shell...

PART FOUR: WIRELESS INTERNET APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, AND ACCESS-ENABLED SOLUTIONS

Chapter 1: Access versus Applications

Chapter 2: Mobility Value

Chapter 3: Adding Vision to Voice

Chapter 4: Emerging Devices

Chapter 5: Mobile Portals

Chapter 6: Messaging--The First Wireless Internet Application

Chapter 7: Personalization

Chapter 8: Content Delivery

Chapter 9: Personalized Communications

PART FIVE: BILLING AND SECURITY ISSUES

Chapter 1: Metcalfe's Law in Reverse

Chapter 2: Who Can I Connect With?

Chapter 3: Universal Messaging--Have It Your Way

Chapter 4: OK, Now Who's Going to Pay for All This?

Chapter 5: M-Commerce--Security Pays Off

Chapter 6: Protecting Content

Chapter 7: A Final Word

PART SIX: COMMUNICATION PAST AND FUTURE

Chapter 1: Service Providers of the Future

Chapter 2: Services Complement Voice

Chapter 3: 4G Systems--Stay Tuned for 3D!

Chapter 4: Context-Sensitive and User-Aware

Chapter 5: Economic Power

Chapter 6: WLANs abd Bluetooth--The New Access Points

Chapter 7: Changing the Role of Wireless Operators

Chapter 8: Digital Divide--How Wireless Can Change the World

Chapter 9: Wireless Internet--This Time It's Personal!

Chapter 10: Multimedia Messaging

Chapter 11: Wireless Efficiency

Chapter 12: The Future of Wireless Internet is Certain--To Change!

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

Glossary

Index