Introduction to Wireless Systems, Technology Basics, Market Growth, Systems, and Services
Publication date: June 2003
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This book explains the different types of wireless technologies and systems, the basics of how they operate, the different types of wireless voice, data and broadcast services, key commercial systems, and typical revenues/costs of these services. Wireless technologies, systems, and services have dramatically changed over the past 5 years. New technology capabilities and limited restrictions (deregulation) are allowing existing systems to offer new services. Many of these new services compete with other types of wireless systems that have not experienced significant competition. While new competition has provided lower cost services for consumers, it means a rapidly changing marketplace for the wireless industry. Some of these changes include the increase in mobile telephone customers from 300 million to 1.2 billion customers within 5 years and the decrease of paging uses from a peak of 1.4 billion devices to under 270 million in 3 years. The types of services that wireless systems can offer vary depending on the technologies used applications selected by customers. This book discusses the different types of systems and technologies including cellular and personal communication services (PCS), broadcast radio and television, paging, wireless data, land mobile radio (LMR), aircraft telephones, satellite, wireless PBX, residential cordless, wireless local area networks (WLAN), short range data (piconets,) wireless cable, wireless local loops (WLL), and 1st, 2nd, 2.5, and third generation wireless (3G).