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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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Acknowledgements.

FUNDAMENTALS OF FIXED WIRELESS.

The Case for Fixed Wireless Networks.

Radio Communication, the Radio Spectrum and its Management.

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

Radio Modulation.

Multiple Access Schemes for Point-to-Multipoint Operation.

SYSTEM AND NETWORK DESIGN.

Basic Radio System Design and Functionality.

Radio Propagation, System Range, Reliability and Availability.

Radio Path and Radio Network Planning Considerations.

Radio Network Frequency Planning.

APPLICATIONS, NETWORK INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT.

Radio Applications and Network Integration.

Wireless Local Loop (WLL).

Backbone, Backhaul and High Capacity Access Radio Systems.

Data Networks and Radio.

Broadband Wireless Access.

Radio System Installation.

Operation and Management of Wireless Access Networks.

Appendix 1: Radio Bands and Channel Rasters for Fixed Wireless Systems.

Appendix 2: ETSI Radio Specifications for Fixed Wireless.

Appendix 3: IEEE Publications and FCC Standards.

Appendix 4: Waveguide Specifications.

Appendix 5: Coaxial Cable Waveguides (RG-Nomenclature).

Appendix 6: Forward Error Correction Codes.

Appendix 7: Wireless Propagation, Frequency Re-use, Design and Operations.

Appendix 8: World Climate Zones and their Precipitation Characteristics.

Appendix 9: Rainfall Attenuation Prediction Model.

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

Appendix 11: Radio Spectrum Charges for PTP and PMP System Operation.

Appendix 12: Radio Regulations Agencies.

Glossary of Terms.

Bibliography.

Index.
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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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