Wireless networking services: An overview of cellular systems

With more people going mobile and smartphones becoming more prevalent, offering wireless networking services to your customers can be lucrative. This book chapter explains the different kinds of wireless network systems, including the different kinds of cellular systems and broadband.

Solution provider takeaway: With more people going mobile every day, from telecommuters to road warriors to any smartphone user, the demand for wireless networking services is increasing and could prove to be a lucrative offering from your business portfolio. In this chapter from Wireless Networking Complete from Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, you will learn about the different kinds of wireless network systems. By the end of the chapter, you will be able to tell the difference between a 1G network and a 4G network, as well as understanding the standards across the globe and the future of wireless systems -- all relevant to offering wireless networking services.

By Vijay K. Garg

More than three-fourths of Internet users are also wireless users, and a mobile subscriber is four times more likely to use the Internet than a nonsubscriber to mobile services. Such keen interest in both industries is prompting user demand for converged services. With more than a billion Internet users, the potential market for Internet-related wireless data services is very large.

In this chapter, we briefly discuss 1G, 2G, 2.5G and 3G cellular systems and outline the ongoing standard activities in Europe, North America and Japan. We also introduce broadband (4G) systems aimed at integrating WWAN, WLAN and WPAN.

Download the .pdf of "An Overview of Wireless Systems", from Wireless Networking Complete here.

Printed with permission from Morgan Kaufmann, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2009. Wireless Networking Complete by Pei Zheng et al. For more information about this title and other similar books, please visit www.mkp.com.

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