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Webb, William, 1967-
Being mobile : future wireless technologies and applications / William Webb
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
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Subject(s) Mobile communication systems -- Forecasting
Wireless communication systems -- Forecasting
Physical Description xvi, 204 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Summary "Do you need to get up to speed quickly on the technologies and services that could transform the wireless world over the coming decade? Whether you work directly with wireless or in a sector where wireless solutions could be beneficial (e.g. healthcare, transport, sensor networks, location and smart metering), this concise guide provides a critical insight into future developments. For the first time, you will have a clear view of all the key technologies, including mesh networks, white space/cognitive devices, 4G/LTE and femtocells, and all the sectors or applications in which they could be used, with a comparison of the positives and negatives of each technology and sector area. You'll also see where the technologies required overlap and so could bring benefits across multiple areas, as well as how the key drivers of change in the past may impact on the future"-- Provided by publisher
"Wireless communications seems to be an area of frequent and rapid change. New concepts such as updating a Twitter accounts from a mobile phone arise and become pervasive in less than a year. New devices like the iPhone capture the public imagination within weeks of being launched and in turn change the relationships between the key players in the industry. Satellite navigation seems to be rapidly incorporated in most mobile devices which themselves are typically replaced in only 18 months"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Technologies. Cellular -- Femtocells -- Cells in the sky -- Mesh networks -- Software defined radios and new receiver architectures -- Cognitive or white space systems -- Codecs and compression -- Devices -- Network architectures -- The green agenda -- Part II. Solutions. The future of users / Richard Harper -- Sensors -- Social communications/ Richard Harpe -- Location -- Healthcare -- Transport -- Entertainment -- The smart grid -- Assisted living -- Universal service -- Summary

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