3G Wireless Demystified

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9780071363013: 3G Wireless Demystified

All-in-one, application-and service-focused look at 3G cellular

Want to know exactly how existing wireless technologies are evolving into a vital third generation -- and how this trend impacts the bottom line? You’ll find the answers in 3G Cellular & PCs Demystified, by Lawrence Harte, Richard Levine, Roman Kikta. This plain-language guide fills you in on the different technology types, design issues for handset and network systems, economics, and the future of 3G --vital topics for anyone working in the field, from marketing managers to technicians. Helpful appendices identify key companies involved with the products and services highlighted in the book. In addition to an introduction to 3G wireless basics and industry terms, you get:
History, system overviews, basic operation, world system descriptions of cellular systems...North American TDMA...and Code Division Multiple Access
Radio channel structure, signaling, and system parameters of digital wireless
Global System for mobile (GSM) communications
Wireless Office telephone systems
Cordless telephone technology, including residential cordless handsets, CT2, CT3, IS-91A
3G mobile telephones and networks
Wireless telephone system equipment costs, network capital costs, operational costs
Future advances for 4th generation systems
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THE FUTURE OF WIRELESS

3G WIRELESS DEMYSTIFIED

Sort buzz from hype from bottom line with this application and service-oriented guide to third-generation wireless. In 3G Wireless Demystified, telecom experts Lawrence Harte, Richard Levine, and Roman Kikta provide a big picture overview of 3rd Generation universal mobile telecommunications systems (UMTS) written for wireless operators, equipment manufacturers, broadband applications developers, and others who want to stay up to date with the wireless industry.

GET YOUR BUSINESS AIRBORNE

3G Wireless Demystified helps you:


* Evaluate user requirements, available service features, software and hardware products, and design issues in current and forthcoming systems, handset or network
* Add, fax, email, Web-browsing, and other high-bandwidth features to existing wireless systems
* Compare benefits and drawbacks of WCDMA, CDMA2000, and TD/CDMA
* Uncover the bottom line on wireless costs
* Make technology and systems choices, roll them out, and make them work for customers and your company's growth
* Understand the economic implications of using 3G systems for mobile and wireless local loop (WLL) applications

A HANDLE ON WIRELESS

See how wireless systems are evolving into the next generation--and preview changes cresting the horizon. You don't need technical expertise to understand this book, which offers a thorough examination of costs--equipment, capital funding, and operations.

About the Author:

LAWRENCE HARTE is the president of APDG, a provider of expert information to the telecommunications market.

Mr. Harte has over 23 years of experience in the electronics industry, including company leadership, product management, development, marketing, design, and testing of telecommunications (cellular), radar, and microwave systems. He has been issued patents relating to cellular technology. He has authored over 75 articles on related subjects and has been a speaker and panel moderator at industry trade events.

Mr. Harte earned an executive MBA at Wake Forest University and received his B.A. from the University of the State of New York. During the TDMA digital cellular standard development process, Mr. Harte served as an editor and voting company representative for the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) TR45.3., digital cellular standards committee.

As of 2001, Mr. Harte has authored and co-authored over 20 books relating to telecommunications technology. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for leading companies including Ericsson, Siemens, VLSI, AMD, Casio, Samsung, Sony, ATT, Nokia, Hughes, and many others.

RICHARD LEVINE is the founder and principal engineer of Beta Scientific Laboratory and is also Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He is active as a technology consultant to many firms developing new cellular and PCS systems and products used in Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, Mexico, and the United States.

Mr. Levine is a well-known teacher of cellular and PCS technology to people in the industry. He was formerly the chairman of several working groups in the North American digital cellular standards development.

Mr. Levine earned the Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Science degrees from M.I.T., is licensed as a Professional Engineer, and has earned both amateur and professional radio operator licenses. He has been issued several patents on telecommunications, computer systems, and related technologies.

ROMAN KITKA is the Director, Strategy and Business Crteation, Nokia Ventures Organization. He is a seasoned wireless communications industry veteran, innovator, and visionary.

During his 17 + years in wireless communications, he has held product planning and development, marketing, and market/business development positions with leading wireless manufacturers including Nokia Mobile Phones, Panasonic, GoldStar, and OKI Telecom. Mr. Kitka has influenced several cellular mobile, transportable, and portable phone model designs, features, and functionality. His efforts have resulted in the first cellular payphone, first cellular PBX adjunct "Business Link," voice recognition dialers, as well as the first PCS product launch in the U.S.

Mr. Kitka posssess exceptional foresight and understanding of global market needs, both from anthropological and psychological aspects, as well as the opportunities provided by existing and future wireless communications, Internet and related technologies, and business.

Mr. Kitka, a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, is a co-author of the books CDMA IS-95 FOR CELLULAR AND PCS: Technology, Economics & Services; DELIVERING xDSL; 3G CELLULAR AND PCS DEMYSTIFIED; and WAP DEMYSTIFIED. Mr. Kitka has been a speaker at several wireless communications and Internet conferences and events, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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