The Essential Guide to the Business of U.S. Mobile Wireless Communications

The Essential Guide to the Business of U.S. Mobile Wireless Communications

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The intention of this book is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the US wireless industry from a business perspective in a clearly written and understandable manner, while describing the underlying technologies driving the wireless phenomenon in a format that is palatable to the professional audience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 180.34 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130420557
  • 9780130420558

Table of contents

Preface.


Introduction.


1. Mobile Wireless Communications Spectrum.


Physics of Radio Communication. Cellular Spectrum Allocation. PCS Spectrum Allocation. Specialized Mobile Radio Spectrum Allocation. Unlicensed Spectrum. Total Spectrum and Spectrum Caps. Spectrum Auctions and Reauctions. Worldwide 3G Spectrum Bands. European 3G Spectrum Auctions.



2. Digital Wireless Network Technologies.


Types of Mobile Wireless Telephone Service. Digital Transmission Technologies. Circuit-Switched to Packet-Switched Conversion. The Evolving Wireless Transmission Technologies. 3G Technologies. Paging/Data Network Technologies.



3. Network Suppliers.


Terminals. Mobile Wireless Handsets. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). Pagers. Wireless Network Infrastructure. Location Technologies.



4. Carriers.


Mobile Wireless Voice. Mobile Wireless Data/Internet. Paging/Data Carriers.



5. Network Service Consumers.


Retail Consumers. Business Consumers. Value-Added Service Providers. Telematics. Telemetry.



Epilogue.


Glossary.


References.


Index.


About the Author.
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About John P. Burnham

JOHN P. BURNHAM has extensive experience in the telecommunications field. He is an executive with responsibility for North American strategy development, competitive analysis, and research for one of the world's preeminent consumer electronics companies. Prior to that, he was Manager of Corporate Strategy for a regional Bell operating company. Burnham has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, with a concentration in Strategic Planning and Marketing. He also earned a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University.
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