Set against a complete overview of the previous generation, the future of 4G (fourth-generation) wireless unfolds in this highly readable book, which is a true "can't miss" for anyone involved in the field of wireless information and multimedia communications systems.
Authors Ramjee Prasad and Luis Munoz provide an outstanding introduction to wireless technology. Chapter 2 introduces two important aspects of global information multimedia communication village (GIMCV). The transport and routing protocols are presented in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 is devoted to main Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) specifications. Chapter 5 shows which performances are expected on the IEEE 802.11b platforms when the TCP-UDP/IP protocols run over them. Chapter 6 presents the works in the domain of the Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). In Chapter 7, the performance enhancing proxy (PEP) paradigm is proposed as a means to provide internetworking capabilities between WLANs/WPANs and increased performances over such platforms.
This indispensable look at 4G wireless technology brings the whole field into sharp focus, totally justifying the authors' perspective of future 4G systems (which is based on the collaborative work between WLANs/WPANs with 3G systems). John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.