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Broadband Wireless Communications Business: An Introduction to the Costs and Benefits of New Technologies

Broadband Wireless Communications Business: An Introduction to the Costs and Benefits of New Technologies

Riaz Esmailzadeh

ISBN: 978-0-470-01311-3

Apr 2006

248 pages

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$113.00

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With the emergence of broadband wireless communication systems, new business opportunities have appeared for operators, content provides, and manufacturers.

Broadband wireless communications technologies promise the freedom of constant access to the Internet at high speeds, without the limitation of connection cables. Broadband Wireless Communications Business provides comprehensive coverage of the present status and future evolution of these technologies, giving vital practical cost and benefit advice on design, construction and implementation. The author focuses on the costs associated with network design and operation, examining resources, maintenance and billing considerations in terms of Quality of Service provisioning. The future of 4G is explained, with enhancing technologies, cellular design topologies and ad-hoc technologies all covered in-depth. This book will enable the reader to make key business decisions: how to evaluate a technology, which to use, how to combine several technologies to reach a target market, how to differentiate from competitors and how to take advantage of future possible enhancements.

Broadband Wireless Communications Business:

  • Defines the unique technical features of the new broadband wireless communications systems and explains what these mean for operator and manufacturer businesses.
  • Offers a complete guide to all current access technologies, associated standards, and duplex modes.
  • Provides advice on key business cost and benefit issues.
  • Addresses wireless technology from the point of view of numerous market sectors: public mobile systems, hot spot coverage, personal area networks, and multi-user shared usage of resources, etc.

This text is essential for decision makers and industry key players responsible for the design, development, implementation and management of wireless telecommunications systems.  Researchers specializing in the field of wireless technology and graduate students on telecommunications courses will also find it an excellent guide to the topic.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Background.

1.1 Fixed-line Data Communications.

1.2 Mobile Communications.

1.3 Wireless Data Communications.

1.4 BroadbandWireless.

1.5 DuplexModes.

1.6 Voice to Data.

1.7 Traffic Profiles.

1.8 Access Technologies.

1.9 Telecommunications Operator Business.

Further Reading.

2. Wireless Communications.

2.1 Signal Fading.

2.2 Modulation.

2.3 Equalisation.

2.4 Single Carrier andMulti Carrier.  

2.5 Diversity Reception.

2.6 Channel Coding.

2.7 From Circuit Switched to Packet Switched.

2.8 System Capacity.

2.9 Coverage.

Further Reading.

3. Enhancing Technologies.

3.1 Frequency Reuse.

3.2 Capacity Limit.

3.3 Signal and Interference.

3.4 Advanced Antennas.

3.5 Coverage Extension.

3.6 Interference Reduction.

3.7 Hybrid ARQ.

3.8 MIMO Antennas.

3.9 Voice Coding.

Further Reading.

4. Cellular Topologies.

4.1 Cell Structure.

4.2 Wireless LAN Cellular Structure.

4.3 Distributed Base Stations.

4.4 Mini-cell Structure.

4.5 Handover.

4.6 Ad hoc Networking.

Further Reading.

5. Cost of Spectrum.

5.1 Voice Systems.

5.2 Data Systems.

5.3 Data Throughput Efficiency.

5.4 Spectrum Cost.

Further Reading.

6. Cost of Equipment.

6.1 Base Station Structure.

6.2 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Access Point.

6.3 Network Nodes Costs.

6.4 End-user Equipment.

Further Reading.

7. Network Design and Operation.

7.1 Network Design and Planning.

7.2 Site Cost.

7.3 Backbone Fixed Connection.

7.4 Networking Based on Access Points.

7.5 Customer Costs.

7.6 Other Operating Costs.

7.7 Wholesale Operators – Network-less Operators.

Further Reading.

8. Services.

8.1 Revenue Flow.

8.2 Value Chain.

8.3 Service Classifications.

8.4 Total Revenue Forecast.

8.4.1 Flat rate.

Further Reading.

9. Scenarios.

9.1 Technologies.

9.2 Market Size.

9.3 Services and Revenues.

9.4 Service Classification.

9.5 Costs.

9.6 Cash Flow Scenarios.

Further Reading.

Glossary.

Index.