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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.
"...covers transmission of digital information over wireless networks, including recent developments in satellite communications and personal communications...with more emphasis on global positioning applications."
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.
BUSINESS 101: PRICE AND QUANTITY FIXATIONS.
Fitting Applications to Public Offerings.
Subscriber Growth: History and Barriers.
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.
Systems and Subsystems.