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Fixed-Mobile Wireless Networks Convergence
Technologies, Solutions, Services

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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521513562

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  • This practical book is for anyone who needs to understand the solutions that allow multimedia communications between mobile networks and fixed wireless communications. It presents the fundamentals of individual fixed and mobile wireless technologies in terms of architectures, standards, management capabilities and quality of service issues, is essential reading. Adopting the term Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC), an analysis of the interworking between cellular networks and a variety of wireless technologies, such as WLAN, WiMAX, RFID and UWB, is provided. An in-depth study of the convergent solutions offered by UMA and IMS is also given, together with up-to-date information about products, vendors and current service offerings. You’ll also find criteria for analyzing and evaluating fixed-mobile convergent products and services, and numerous diagrams and feature/component tables. This practical text is ideal for engineers and practitioners in the field of telecommunications and wireless communications, as well as graduate students of electrical and computer engineering.

    • Provides a comprehensive, practical analysis of the technical solutions for convergence
    • Practical, up-to-date information is given about solutions, products, vendors and current service offerings
    • The standardized convergence solutions offered by UMA and IMS are discussed
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    'I don't believe that there is any other book on the market that does such a good job of bringing together the variety of networks and their advantages, disadvantages, standards, and potential for convergence. … This book is an enjoyable read (for a nerd) of the network technologies we have at our fingertips, how those technologies came to be, and how they are and might integrate together.' IEEE Microwave Magazine

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    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521513562
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Wireless Communications: Networking and Management:
    1. Wireless communications and networking
    2. Network management
    3. Service management
    Part II. Cellular Mobile Radio Networking and Management:
    4. Cellular mobile radio networking
    5. Cellular mobile radio networks management and services
    Part III. Fixed Wireless Technologies: Networking and Management:
    6. Wireless local area networking
    7. Wireless personal area networking
    8. Wireless metropolitan area networking
    9. Wireless near-field sensor networking
    Part IV. Fixed Wireless Cellular Mobile Networks Convergence and Integration:
    10. Fixed mobile convergence overview
    11. Wireless LAN cellular mobile convergence
    12. Wireless PAN cellular mobile convergence
    13. Wireless MAN cellular mobile convergence
    14. Wireless sensor networks cellular mobile convergence
    Part V. Fixed wireless cellular mobile convergence: standardized networking solutions
    15. UMA-based fixed wireless and cellular mobile networking solutions and products
    16. Session initiation protocol
    17. IMS-based fixed wireless and cellular mobile networking solutions and protocols
    Part VI. Fixed Mobile Convergence Services, Industry Trends, and Implementation Issues:
    18. QOS in fixed wireless cellular mobile convergent networks
    19. The economics of fixed wireless cellular mobile networks integration
    20. Fixed mobile convergence implementation: status, trends, and issues.

  • Author

    Joseph Ghetie, TCOM and NET, Fort Lee, New Jersey
    Joseph Ghetie is a Network and Systems Engineer Consultant and Instructor for his own technical consulting and training business TCOM & NET. He previously worked for Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research) for over 13 years, where he was responsible for developing architectures, requirements, and designing solutions for network management integration, providing consulting, and supporting management standards development. He has taught over 35 tutorials at major international conferences and symposia, and has authored 27 advanced technical courses in data communications, telecommunications, Internet networking, network and service management, and wireless communications.

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