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Wireless Communications Principles and Practice, Second Edition by Theodore S. Rappaport

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Chapter 10. Wireless Networking

Introduction to Wireless Networks

The demand for ubiquitous personal communications is driving the development of new networking techniques that accommodate mobile voice and data users who move throughout buildings, cities, or countries. Consider the cellular telephone system shown in Figure 10.1. The cellular telephone system is responsible for providing coverage throughout a particular territory, called a coverage region or market. The interconnection of many such systems defines a wireless network capable of providing service to mobile users throughout a country or continent.

Block diagram of a cellular system.

Figure 10.1. Block diagram of a cellular ...

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