Fixed-Mobile Wireless Networks Convergence: Technologies, Solutions, Services

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This practical book is for anyone who needs to understand the solutions that allow multimedia communications between mobile networks and fixed wireless communications. It presents the fundamentals of individual fixed and mobile wireless technologies in terms of architectures, standards, management capabilities and quality of service issues, is essential reading. Adopting the term Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC), an analysis of the interworking between cellular networks and a variety of wireless technologies, such as WLAN, WiMAX, RFID and UWB, is provided. An in-depth study of the convergent solutions offered by UMA and IMS is also given, together with up-to-date information about products, vendors and current service offerings. You’ll also find criteria for analyzing and evaluating fixed-mobile convergent products and services, and numerous diagrams and feature/component tables. This practical text is ideal for engineers and practitioners in the field of telecommunications and wireless communications, as well as graduate students of electrical and computer engineering.

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'I don't believe that there is any other book on the market that does such a good job of bringing together the variety of networks and their advantages, disadvantages, standards, and potential for convergence. … This book is an enjoyable read (for a nerd) of the network technologies we have at our fingertips, how those technologies came to be, and how they are and might integrate together.' IEEE Microwave Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521513562
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2008
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Ghetie is a Network and Systems Engineer Consultant and Instructor for his own technical consulting and training business TCOM & NET. He previously worked for Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research) for over 13 years, where he was responsible for developing architectures, requirements, and designing solutions for network management integration, providing consulting, and supporting management standards development. He has taught over 35 tutorials at major international conferences and symposia, and has authored 27 advanced technical courses in data communications, telecommunications, Internet networking, network and service management, and wireless communications.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Wireless Communications: Networking and Management: 1. Wireless communications and networking; 2. Network management; 3. Service management; Part II. Cellular Mobile Radio Networking and Management: 4. Cellular mobile radio networking; 5. Cellular mobile radio networks management and services; Part III. Fixed Wireless Technologies: Networking and Management: 6. Wireless local area networking; 7. Wireless personal area networking; 8. Wireless metropolitan area networking; 9. Wireless near-field sensor networking; Part IV. Fixed Wireless Cellular Mobile Networks Convergence and Integration: 10. Fixed mobile convergence overview; 11. Wireless LAN cellular mobile convergence; 12. Wireless PAN cellular mobile convergence; 13. Wireless MAN cellular mobile convergence; 14. Wireless sensor networks cellular mobile convergence; Part V. Fixed wireless cellular mobile convergence: standardized networking solutions; 15. UMA-based fixed wireless and cellular mobile networking solutions and products; 16. Session initiation protocol; 17. IMS-based fixed wireless and cellular mobile networking solutions and protocols; Part VI. Fixed Mobile Convergence Services, Industry Trends, and Implementation Issues: 18. QOS in fixed wireless cellular mobile convergent networks; 19. The economics of fixed wireless cellular mobile networks integration; 20. Fixed mobile convergence implementation: status, trends, and issues.

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