This comprehensive book gives you a hands-on understanding of the techniques and architectures being used to provide voice and data services over wireless networks. It serves as a unified “how it works” guide to wireless Internet telecommunications, systematically addressing each of the technological components and how they fit together. You get a clear picture of protocols like RTP for multimedia transport and SIP for session control signaling, and see what’s being done to tackle tough challenges in QoS control, mobility management, and security in the wireless environment. The book discusses at length the cutting-edge IP Multimedia Sub-System (IMS) of UMTS to illustrate how each of these crucial components can be successfully implemented in a real-world wireless IP system.
Internet and wireless technologies are converging towards an exciting future that we’ve only begun to realize. For professionals who have a background in the Internet or in mobile telephony – but not in both – this integrated “how it works” guide offers a practical understanding of wireless Internet communications, the technology components involved, and how they fit and work together. It provides a unified picture of important protocols for multimedia transport and session control, and explains what’s being done to tackle tough challenges in QoS control, mobility management, and security in the wireless environment. With enhancements to the next generation of the Internet protocol expected to provide greater support for wireless IP networks, the next Internet revolution may be just around the corner. This book provides professionals with what they need to know about the techniques and architectures that will get us there.
This book offers a complete and detailed overview of the Ambient Networking concept and its core technologies. The authors explain the problems with current mobile IP networks and the need for a new mobility-aware IP-based control architecture, before presenting the Ambient Networking concept itself and the business opportunities that it offers. The architecture, components, features and challenges of Ambient Networking are covered in depth, with comprehensive discussions of multi-radio access, generic Ambient Network signalling, mobility support, context and network management and built-in media delivery overlay control.
Ambient Networks: Co-operative Mobile Networking for the Wireless World
Including a complete examination of the research and technologies arising from the Ambient Networks concept, Ambient Networks will be invaluable for research and development teams in networking and communications technology, as well as advanced students in electrical engineering and computer science faculties. Standardisation specialists, research departments, and telecommunications analysts will also find this a helpful resource.
You cannot design or build anything without testing it. The test equipment manufacturers do a great job of providing equipment, but this book helps explain what the equipment is, how it works, and how to use it. It’s a good addition to your wireless library.” (Electronic Design, December 10, 2008)
RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems, the only source for practical, real-world information on radio frequency (RF) measurements for cellular phones and wireless data systems. Find a review of basic RF principles and terminology, descriptions of RF measurement equipment, an explanation of the RF devices used in cellular phones and wireless data transmission equipment, and information about the testing of RF devices and systems with digitally modulated signals that represent the voice, video, or data carried by RF. You will rely on this guide to cell phone and wireless equipment technology.
|This is the first book that provides readers with a deep technical overview of recent advances in resource management for wireless networks at different layers of the protocol stack. The subject is explored in various wireless networks, such as ad-hoc wireless networks, 3G/4G cellular, IEEE 802.11, and Bluetooth personal area networks.
Survey chapters give an excellent introduction to key topics in resource management for wireless networks, while experts will be satisfied by the technical depth of the knowledge imparted in chapters exploring hot research topics.
The subject area discussed in this book is very relevant today, considering the recent remarkable growth of wireless networking and the convergence of wireless personal communications, internet technologies and real-time multimedia.
This volume is a very good companion for practitioners working on implementing solutions for multimedia and Quality of Service – sensitive applications over wireless networks.