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Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

ISBN: 978-0-470-22762-6
254 pages
November 2008, Wiley-IEEE Press
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Wireless Broadband utilizes a reader-friendly approach to clearly explain the business, regulatory, and technology issues of the future market for wireless services. It covers broadband and the information society; drivers of broadband consumption; global wireless market analysis; broadband IP core networks; convergence; and contention and conflict. Complemented with more than eighty illustrations, this book provides unparalleled insight into the emerging technologies, service delivery options, applications, and digital content that will influence and shape the next phase of the wireless revolution.
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Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

List of Figures.

INTRODUCTION.

1 WHERE WE ARE—WIRELESS MEETS THE BROADBAND INTERNET.

2 BROADBAND AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY.

3 GLOBAL WIRELESS MARKET ANALYSIS.

4 THE VIRTUAL DISPLACES THE PHYSICAL.

5 CONVERGENCE FINALLY ARRIVES.

6 DRIVERS OF BROADBAND CONSUMPTION.

7 THE EMERGING INFLUENCE OF THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY.

8 ALWAYS BEST CONNECTED.

9 BROADBAND IP CORE NETWORKS.

10 WIDEBAND 3G TO BROADBAND 4G—COLLISION AND CONVERGENCE OF STANDARDS.

11 RADIO TECHNOLOGY—MOVING THE GOAL POSTS.

12 CONTENTION AND CONFLICT—REGULATORY, POLITICAL, FINANCIAL, AND STANDARDS BATTLES.

13 CONCLUSION.

A WIRELESS BROADBAND GLOSSARY.

B A SCENARIO OF A BROADBAND WIRELESS CUSTOMER,CIRCA 2012.

C SPECTRUM TABLES—WIRELESS BROADBAND.

About the Authors.

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Vern Fotheringham is the Managing Director of IP Broadband Ltd and is an internationally recognized leader and entrepreneur in wireless broadband communications. He is widely credited with launching several landmark broadband ventures worldwide.

Chetan Sharma is President of Chetan Sharma Consulting and a leading strategist in the wireless industry. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and has authored five books.

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"[The authors] provide an interesting historical perspective of the telecoms industry looking at how it has developed since the break-up of the Bell monopoly in 1956 … .An extremely informative, insightful and thought-provoking volume." (Engineering and Technology, February 2009)
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