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Wireless Networking Complete by Adrian Farrel, Bruce S. Davie, Larry L. Peterson, Pei Zheng

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Chapter 1

Supporting Wireless Technologies

Pei Zheng

Lionel M. Ni

This chapter provides extensive coverage of existing mobile wireless technologies. Much of the emphasis is on the highly anticipated 3G cellular networks and widely deployed wireless local area networks (LANs), as the next-generation smart phones are likely to offer at least these two types of connectivity. Other wireless technologies that either have already been commercialized or are undergoing active research and standardization are introduced as well. Because standardization plays a crucial role in developing a new technology and a market, throughout the discussion standards organizations and industry forums or consortiums of some technologies are introduced. In addition, the ...

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