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The Wireless Data Handbook, 4th Edition

The Wireless Data Handbook, 4th Edition

James F. DeRose

ISBN: 978-0-471-31651-0

Oct 1999

416 pages

In Stock

$210.00

Description

This new edition of a highly successful book is completely updated and revised to reflect the latest developments involving the transmission of digital information over wireless networks. Written by an industry expert with over 32 years in the field, the Wireless Data Handbook offers a broad, unbiased treatment-unencumbered by various corporate interests-covering both the technical and business aspects of wireless technologies.
GETTING STARTED.

A Short History of Data Radio.

Data Network Types.

Key Public Network Characteristics.

Public Terrestrial Packet Switched Networks.

Public Terrestrial Circuit Switched Networks.

Public Satellite Networks.

Hybrid Networks.

BUSINESS 101: PRICE AND QUANTITY FIXATIONS.

Fitting Applications to Public Offerings.

Subscriber Growth: History and Barriers.

Market Opportunity.

Airtime Price Projections.

BUSINESS 102: OTHER THINGS ARE IMPORTANT TOO.

Coverage Versus Capacity.

SOME PRIMITIVE TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS.

Understanding Airtime Protocols.

Estimating Airlink Capacity: Packet Systems.

Enabling "Soft" Technologies.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER.

Device Alternatives.

Connectivity.

Systems and Subsystems.

User Applications.

Network Mythologies.

Appendices.

Index.