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The Wireless Mobile Internet: Architectures, Protocols and Services

The Wireless Mobile Internet: Architectures, Protocols and Services

Abbas Jamalipour

ISBN: 978-0-470-84468-7

Mar 2003

482 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$159.95

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Providing Internet services to mobile users has become the most significant topic within the telecommunications research community in the past few years. As a result several books have been published by the experts from the cellular communications world and researchers from the computer science field. While cellular books cover architecture and air interface of the second- and third-generation wireless systems, computer networks and Internet books overview some fundamentals and protocols on migrating the fix-IP into mobile environment. Other books that claimed to cover the both topics in the past, however, also failed to provide a complete literature on wireless IP, because of focusing on either access technology or network protocols.

The Wireless Mobile Internet - Architectures, Protocols, and Services elegantly bridges this gap and therefore provides the first complete literature for the wireless Internet both describing the standard activities and the current status of the wireless IP, as well as detailing network models and specific techniques. While some chapters in the Wireless Mobile Internet describe the standard activities and the current status of the wireless IP other chapters detail network models and specific techniques that usually approached by academic researchers.
* Comprehensive yet simple understanding of the wireless Internet through usage of more than 250 conceptual and numerical result figures
* Logical organization for customized use as a reference book on the state-of-the-art technology for wireless Internet, a text for fundamental components of the wireless Internet, standards, and a guideline for advanced research topics
* Provides an easy-to-read but complete reference for core network and access technology of 2G and 3G cellular systems as well as related standards
* Illustrates the main features of future mobile networks
* Offers a thorough literature on essentials for a mobile network: quality of service, traffic modelling and management, mobility management, transport protocols, and network protocols
* Uniquely covers all relevant telecommunication access and network technologies for wireless Internet from wireless LAN to satellite
Essential reading for researchers from industry and academia in the field of wireless cellular networks and Internet, practicing engineers who need a single text on the subject as well as senior level undergraduates and first-year postgraduates.

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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART I: THE WIRELESS INTERNET.

An Introduction to Wireless Mobile Internet.

Wireless Cellular Data Networks.

Cellular Mobile Networks.

Mobile Networks of the Future.

PART II: FUNDAMENTAL TOPICS IN WIRELESS IP.

Quality of Service in a Mobile Environment.

Traffic Modeling for Wireless IP.

Traffic Management for Wireless IP.

Mobility in Cellular Networks.

Transport Protocols for Wireless IP.

Internet Protocol for Wireless IP.

PART III: ADVANCED TOPICS IN WIRELESS IP.

Internet Perspectives on Wireless IP.

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Future Challenges.

Satellites in Wireless IP.

Acronyms.

Index.

About the Author.

""...excellent text book style...essential reading for those interested in or studying the topic..."" (TelecomWorldWire, 25 June 2003)

""...an excellent addition to the literature on the wireless mobile Internet...a must-read for seasoned professionals and also for those who are new to the subject...."" (Computing Reviews)

""...easy-to-read reference text is essential reading for those interested in or studying the topic..."" (M2 Best Books, 25 June 2003)

""...a survival guide that helps introduce us to issues related to providing Internet networking for wireless mobile terminals..."" (IEEE Communications Magazine, Dec 2003)

The book provides state of the art information on 3G wireless networks and beyond, including trends in wireless telecommunications, standardization activities, global network harmonization, and the allIP core network.  It is unique in its emphasis on implementing the mobile Internet rather than just describing the theoretical aspects of the technologies involved. There is an emphasis on practicality and it covers service provision issues such as QoS, location management, traffic management and mobility issues; and how current and future technologies may be integrated (eg. IP, ATM, & satellite).  The author carefully explains how broadband wireless technologies may be integrated with emerging broadband wireless access networks (BWANs) and gives an overall picture of the requirements for implementing the mobile Interent over heterogeneous networks.