The Wireless Mobile Internet. Architectures, Protocols and Services

  • ID: 2172132
  • Book
  • 482 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The wireless mobile Internet is not just an extension of the Internet into the mobile environment – giving users access to Internet services while they are on the move. It is about integrating the Internet and other telecommunications technologies into a single system that delivers all the communications services that human beings require.

The Wireless Mobile Internet – Architectures, Protocols, and Services is the first complete reference on the wireless Internet. It elegantly bridges the literary gap that exists between cellular wireless and computer communications. The author summarises the relevant standards activities (including the current status of wireless IP), provides updates on state–of–the–art technologies and protocols, describes various network models in detail and suggests specific techniques for implementing services.

Key features include:

∗ A comprehensive description of the core network and access technologies of 2G and 3G cellular systems, as well as related standards.

∗ A complete overview of all existing wireless Internet initiatives such as HSCSD, CDPD, WAP and i–mode.

∗ A thorough treatment of all the essential technical requirements of a mobile network: QoS, traffic modelling and management, mobility management, transport protocols and network protocols.

∗ Coverage of cutting–edge technologies such as cellular, wLAN, and satellite through to wireless IP.

∗ More than 250 diagrams illustrating key concepts.

∗ A forward look at the crucial features of future mobile network architectures.

This easy–to–read reference text will prove essential reading for anyone seeking to bridge the gap between the Internet and Telecommunications disciplines, be they practising engineers, industrial or academic researchers or advanced level students.
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART I: THE WIRELESS INTERNET.

An Introduction to Wireless Mobile Internet.

Wireless Cellular Data Networks.

Cellular Mobile Networks.

Mobile Networks of the Future.

PART II: FUNDAMENTAL TOPICS IN WIRELESS IP.

Quality of Service in a Mobile Environment.

Traffic Modeling for Wireless IP.

Traffic Management for Wireless IP.

Mobility in Cellular Networks.

Transport Protocols for Wireless IP.

Internet Protocol for Wireless IP.

PART III: ADVANCED TOPICS IN WIRELESS IP.

Internet Perspectives on Wireless IP.

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Future Challenges.

Satellites in Wireless IP.

Acronyms.

Index.

About the Author.

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"...excellent text book style...essential reading for those interested in or studying the topic..." (TelecomWorldWire, 25 June 2003)

"...an excellent addition to the literature on the wireless mobile Internet...a must–read for seasoned professionals and also for those who are new to the subject...." (Computing Reviews)

"...easy–to–read reference text is essential reading for those interested in or studying the topic..." (M2 Best Books, 25 June 2003)

"...a survival guide that helps introduce us to issues related to providing Internet networking for wireless mobile terminals..." (IEEE Communications Magazine, Dec 2003)

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