Wireless local loop (WLL) systems present an economically viable technology for providing telecommunications services to subscribers in both sparsely populated and highly congested areas. However, successfully managing a WLL system from initial concept to final implementation requires that engineers and technical managers consider a wide range of technical and strategic planning variables.
Introduction to WLLs: Application and Deployment for Fixed and Broadband Services provides a systems–level view of the technical, planning, and deployment aspects of WLL systems. It covers these systems as an alternative to both copper–based access for narrowband services (voice and voice–band data) and copper–, fiber–, or cable–based access for broadband services (video on demand, Internet access, high–speed data). Individual chapter topics include:
- Introduction to WLL systems
- Fundamentals of radio systems
- Key cellular and cordless technologies
- WLL systems design system components and interfaces
- WLL systems design radio aspects
- Planning and deployment of WLL systems
- Examples of commercially available WLL systems
- Broadband applications and services
This comprehensive reference is clearly organized for use by a wide audience in the global telecommunications industry. The text spells out acronyms at their first appearance, while an extensive glossary defines these and other technical terms. Engineers and technical managers involved in the planning, design, and operation of telecommunications networks for wireless equipment manufacturers, and service providers will find Introduction to WLLs to be a complete, up–to–date guide to these systems.
1. Introduction to Wireless Access and WLL System Deployment.
2. Fundamentals of Radio Systems.
3. A Refresher on Cellular Mobile and Cordless Telecommunication Systems.
4. WLL System Components and Interfaces.
5. Radio Access Characteristics and Radio Planning.
6. Deployment Planning Aspects of WLL Systems.
7. Examples of Commercial WLL Systems.
8. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Systems.
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"It attempts to cover a substantial part of available technologies " (IEEE Network, May/June 2004)
"A notable characteristic of the book is the inevitable mix of topics seemingly separate from WLLs, but closely related. (IEEE Network Magazine, June 2004)