Mobile and Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Future Applications

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Peter Smyth
IET, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 392 pages
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Two of the fastest growing sectors of communications today are mobile and Internet, both of which have had a profound effect on people's lives. The convergence between these two sectors not only presents great opportunities for the future of 'unplugged' telecommunications but also great challenges in understanding the relative position of different technologies in this future.

This book reviews the contribution of different wireless access technologies to that future and looks at the opportunities of opening up access to telecommunications systems via application programming interfaces (APIs). The economics and regulatory issues associated with wireless communications are also discussed, with a look at the history and potential future of mobility from a user perspective.

 

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Contents

1 Future of Mobile and Wireless Communications
1
2 Optical Radio a Review of a Radical New Technology for Wireless Access Infrastructure
19
3 Wireless LANs Present and Future
37
4 Future Applications of Bluetooth
67
5 UltraWideband and its Capabilities
81
6 Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
103
7 Scalability Capacity and Local Connectivity in Ad Hoc Networks
117
8 The Role of Ad Hoc Networks in Mobility
137
12 Economic Tussles in the Public Mobile Access Market
219
13 Enabling Applications Deployment on Mobile Networks
241
14 The Parlay API Allowing Third Party Application Providers Safe and Secure Access to Network Capabilities
253
15 Radio Spectrum Management for Tetherless Communications
283
16 Mobile Multimedia Services
299
17 Multimodality the Future of the Wireless User Interface
321
18 Mobile VideoStreaming
341
19 A Social History of the Mobile Telephone with a View of its Future
361

9 Securing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks a Motivational Approach
149
10 The Use of Satellite for Multimedia Communications
165
11 Evolving Systems Beyond 3G the IST BRAIN and MIND Projects
187
Acronyms
379
Index
389
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Peter Smyth leads the mobility and wireless R&D programme at BT Exact. He has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, ranging from research to the creation of hightech incubator companies.