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Wireless Access Networks: Fixed Wireless Access and WLL Networks -- Design and Operation

ISBN: 978-0-471-49298-6
426 pages
November 2000
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Wireless provides a means for effective, efficient and rapid deployment of new access networks in areas previously without telecommunications service or short of capacity. Fixed wireless access networks and Wireless Local Loop (WLL) technology are, therefore, playing an important role in the restructuring of the public telecommunications industry.
Written in a highly accessible, well-illustrated and simple-to-read format, this book presents the economics, the practicalities, the technical and operational aspects of planning and maintaining fixed wireless access networks, and explains when and why they are attractive.
Topics covered include:
? Design of radio systems and their basic functionality
? Point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) radio
? Calculation of radio system range and reliability
? Fixed wireless applications and their network integration
Wireless Access Networks is an invaluable and complete reference for all involved in fixed wireless access and wireless local loop, including business strategists, marketing, technical, planning and operations staff of public network operators, as well as students.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Part I Fundamentals of Fixed Wireless 1

1. The Case for Fixed Wireless Networks 3

2. Radio Communication, The Radio Spectrum and it’s Management 23

3. Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) Wireless Systems & Antennas 41

4. Radio Modulation 57

5. Multiple Access Schemes for Point-to-Multipoint Operation 69

Part II system and Network Design 79

6. Basic Radio System Design and Functionality 81

7. Radio Propagation, System Range, Reliability and Availability 115

8. Radio Path and Radio Network Planning Considerations 139

9. Radio Network Frequency Planning 161

Part III Applications and Network Integration 195

10. Radio Applications and Network Integration 195

11. Wireless Local Loop (WLL) 227

12. Backbone, Backhaul and High Capacity Access Radio Systems 247

13. Data Networks and Radio 267

14. Broadband Wireless Access 283

15. Radio System Installation 301

16. Operation and Management of Wireless Access Networks 319


Appendix 1 Radio Bands and Channel Rasters for Fixed Wireless Systems 337

Appendix 2 ETSI Radio Specifications for Fixed Wireless 343

Appendix 3 IEEE Publications and FCC Standards 347

Appendix 4 Waveguide Specifications 349

Appendix 5 Coaxial Cable Waveguides (RG-Nomenclature) 351

Appendix 6 Forward Error Correction Codes 353

Appendix 7 Wireless propagation, Frequency Re-use, Design and Operations 359

Appendix 8 world Climate Zones and their Precipitation Characteristics 373

Appendix 9 Rainfall Attenuation Prediction Model 379

Appendix 10 Safety, Environmental and EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standards Relevant to Fixed Wireless 381

Appendix 11 Radio Spectrum Charges for PTP and PMP System Operations 383

Appendix 12 Radio Regulations Agencies 385

Glossary of Terms 389

Bibliography 393

Index 395

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Author Information

MARTIN CLARK'S 'apprenticeship' included international network planning for British Telecom, managing the global corporate network of Grand Metropolitan, setting up Cable Wireless' pan-European Managed Data Network, managing Deutsche Bank's corporate network and helping to found Mannesmann ARCOR (Germany's second largest public carrier). Recently he has been active in the field of wireless access, assisting a number of start-up carriers across Europe. He is a Chartered European Engineer and member of the IEE.
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"This reference for students and professionals covers the design, operation, and maintenance of fixed wireless access and wireless local loop networks." (SciTech Book News Vol. 25, No. 2 June 2001)
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