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Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 7. Wireless Wide Area Networks and LTE Technology

Wireless networks are designed for all home and business networking applications and are used in both local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). In Chapters 2, 3, and 4, we reviewed some fundamentals of wireless communication media at the link layer and at the LAN scale. In this chapter, we explore the concept of wireless networks at the WAN scale. The main topics of the chapter are:

Infrastructure of wireless networks

Cellular networks

Mobile IP management in cellular networks

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology

Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) with LTE

Characterization of wireless channels

We start with an overview of wireless communication systems at all levels, ...

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