Brave New Unwired World: The Digital Big Bang and the Infinite Internet / Edition 1by Alex Lightman, William Rojas
Pub. Date: 03/20/2002
Get ready for the new boom! Digital wireless technology is poised to set off a blast of economic growth that will make the 1990s look measly by comparison. With more than a billion wireless Internet users expected by 2005-and billions more after that-the industries and companies that can supply these users with fourth-generation (4G) connectivity, devices, and… See more details below
Get ready for the new boom! Digital wireless technology is poised to set off a blast of economic growth that will make the 1990s look measly by comparison. With more than a billion wireless Internet users expected by 2005-and billions more after that-the industries and companies that can supply these users with fourth-generation (4G) connectivity, devices, and services will be the big winners in the wireless world. Will your company be in the race?
Brave New Unwired World leads you on a whirlwind tour through trends, technologies, and massive profit opportunities that have already begun to emerge and will reach critical mass very, very soon. This road map to riches introduces the contestants currently lining up to wrestle for a share of the wireless pie, identifies thirteen trends to watch for the direction and timing of the events to come, and previews an amazing array of 4G technologies that will put any information you want or need at your fingertips anywhere, at any time.
You'll discover which agents of technological change, business consolidation, and government policy are driving the wireless revolution, and which factors may tend to slow it down. And you'll find out which currently dominant marketers and manufacturers are at risk of being overtaken by the flood of change, who's in position to dominate future markets, and which up-and-comers may steal the prize, seemingly from out of nowhere.
Whether you're an IT professional, executive, or manager looking to stake a claim to the future or an investor with an eye toward the next wave of fabulous opportunities in tech stocks, success will require a solid understanding of all of the issues. Brave New Unwired World gives you both the big-picture perspective and the detailed information you'll need to get into shape for the battle and come out swinging.
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Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
The Path to 4G: Major Technology Trends to Watch.
PART II: THE WIRELESS MARKET.
A Brief History of the Cellular Industry1975 to 2001.
Radio Spectrum -
Managing a Scarce Resource.
Digital Signal Processors.
2.5 G Systems: An Interim Solution.
The Wireless Internet Services.
Third Generation Systems.
PART III: PERVASIVE COMPUTING.
The Incredible Shrinking Computer.
The Power of Network.
Molecular Scale Electronics and Quantum Computing.
The Digital Big Bang, Quantum MEchanics, and the Cosmos.
Wearable Computers and Wireless Ubiquitous Computers.
The Planetary Computer.
PART IV: A RECIPE FOR SOLUTIONS.
Choosing Computer Technologies for 4G.
Solution of the Air-Interface for 4G.
The 4G Personal Communicator: Star Trek Technology 400 Years Early.
4G Portals: Wireless AOLs.
PART V: CASE STUDIES: FIXED WIRELESS, JAPAN, AND CHINA.
Broadband Fixed Wireless Access.
NTT DoCoMoCrouching 4G Tiger;
Why China will Adopt 4G.
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