Being Mobile

Being Mobile : Future Wireless Technologies and Applications

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Do you need to get up to speed quickly on the technologies and services that could transform the wireless world over the coming decade? Whether you work directly with wireless or in a sector where wireless solutions could be beneficial (e.g. healthcare, transport, sensor networks, location and smart metering), this concise guide provides a critical insight into future developments. For the first time, you will have a clear view of all the key technologies, including mesh networks, white space/cognitive devices, 4G/LTE and femtocells, and all the sectors or applications in which they could be used, with a comparison of the positives and negatives of each technology and sector area. You'll also see where the technologies required overlap and so could bring benefits across multiple areas, as well as how the key drivers of change in the past may impact on the more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 230 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 b/w illus. 2 tables
  • 1139036777
  • 9781139036771

Table of contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Technologies: 2. 4G Cellular; 3. Femtocells; 4. Cells in the sky; 5. Mesh networks; 6. Software defined radios and new receiver architectures; 7. Cognitive or white space systems; 8. Codecs and compression; 9. Devices; 10. Network architectures; 11. The green agenda; Part II. Solutions: 12. The future of users; 13. Sensors; 14. Social communications; 15. Location; 16. Healthcare; 17. Transport; 18. Entertainment; 19. Smart grid; 20. Assisted living; 21. Universal service; 22. more

About William Webb

William Webb is Director of Technology Resources at Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator. He is also a Visiting Professor at Surrey University and De Montfort University, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET, where he is also a Vice President. He has previously published 10 books, 80 papers and 4 patents, and he is the Series Editor for the Cambridge Wireless Essentials book series published by Cambridge University Press. His industry experience spans a range of communication consultancies in the fields of hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modelling, spectrum management and strategy more