Mobile and wireless communications : an introduction /

The mobile information society has revolutionised the way we work, communicate and socialise. Mobile phones, wireless free communication and associated technologies such as WANs, LANs, and PANs, cellular networks, SMS, 3G, Bluetooth, Blackberry and WiFi are seen as the driving force of the advanced...

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Main Author: Gow, Gordon A.
Other Authors: Smith, Richard
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Front cover
  • Half Title
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • List of figures and tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 01 Introduction
  • Chapter 02 Radio basics
  • 246;1 Introduction
  • 246;2 Radio basics
  • 246;246;1 Electromagnetic energy
  • 246;246;2 Frequency and wavelength
  • 246;3 Spectrum management
  • 246;346;1 Managing a natural resource
  • 246;346;2 Allocation44; allotment44; assignment
  • 246;4 The ITU and world radio conferences
  • 246;446;1 Regional coordination of radio spectrum
  • 246;5 Assigning spectrum at the national level
  • 246;546;1 The case in Canada
  • 246;546;2 Bands44; blocks and bandwidth
  • 246;546;3 Spectrum release and licensing
  • 246;546;4 Licence exempt bands
  • 246;6 Contemporary policy issues
  • 246;646;1 Convergence of communications industries
  • 246;646;2 Globalization of trade
  • 246;646;3 Technological change
  • 246;7 Marconis legacy
  • 246;8 Further reading
  • Chapter 03 Going mobile
  • 346;1 Introduction
  • 346;2 Origins of the mobile phone
  • 346;246;1 Early radiotelephone systems
  • 346;246;2 The birth of the 8216;mobile phone
  • 346;3 Wireless networking
  • 346;346;1 Communication modes
  • 346;346;2 Basic network designs
  • 346;346;3 Cellular infrastructure
  • 346;4 The first generation mobile phone
  • 346;446;1 A phone you could carry anywhere
  • 346;446;2 Not for everyone 40;yet41;
  • 346;5 Regulatory reform
  • 346;546;1 Thomas Carter versus Ma Bell
  • 346;6 The seeds of revolution
  • 346;7 Further reading
  • Chapter 04 Getting personal
  • 446;1 Introduction
  • 446;2 Analogue days
  • 446;3 The last mile
  • 446;346;1 Squeezing spectrum 40;some more41;
  • 446;346;2 Time45;division multiplexing
  • 446;346;3 Code45;division multiplexing
  • 446;4 Europe leaps ahead
  • 446;446;1 GSM
  • 446;5 North America
  • 446;546;1 D45;AMPS
  • 446;546;2 Qualcomms cdmaOne
  • 446;6 Japan and PDC
  • 446;7 The world in 2G
  • 446;8 The personal trusted device
  • 446;846;1 Nokia and Nuovo
  • 446;846;2 The popularity of prepaid
  • 446;9 The beep heard around the world
  • 446;946;1 SMS in North America
  • 446;946;2 Textual politics
  • 446;10 A strange attractor
  • 446;11 Further reading
  • Chapter 05 The multitask gadget
  • 546;1 Introduction
  • 546;2 Defining mobility
  • 546;246;1 WANs and LANs
  • 546;3 Short Message Service
  • 546;346;1 EMS and MMS
  • 546;4 Wide area mobile data
  • 546;446;1 Circuit switching and packet switching
  • 546;446;2 A mobile data network
  • 546;5 Air45;link standards for data
  • 546;546;1 HSCSD
  • 546;546;2 GPRS
  • 546;546;3 1XRTT
  • 546;546;4 Slow speed data services
  • 546;546;5 iDEN and TETRA
  • 546;6 The first wireless web
  • 546;646;1 C45;HTML
  • 546;646;2 Web clipping
  • 546;646;3 HDML
  • 546;646;4 WAP
  • 546;646;5 The protocol stack
  • 546;7 Wireless application environment
  • 546;746;1 J2ME
  • 546;746;2 BREW
  • 546;746;3 GUI
  • 546;8 Mobile operating systems
  • 546;846;1 Symbian
  • 546;846;2 Microsoft
  • 546;9 Division44; convergence44; emerging practices
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