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Broadband Fixed Wireless Networks : Standards & protocols - Neil P. Reid

Broadband Fixed Wireless Networks

Standards & protocols

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Published: 29th October 2001
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This guide provides a step-by-step approach to using fixed IP wireless with VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and WLANs (Wireless LANS). The book also provides vendor coverage to help readers identify the solutions they should consider including Cisco, Lucnet and Nortel. It also discusses the IP protocol, why its important, and implementation using fixed IP wireless.

Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Network and Broadband Fixed Wireless Fundamentals
Selected Network Fundamentalsp. 3
The Most Commonly Used BBFW Terms and Acronymsp. 4
Network and Broadband Fixed Wireless Fundamentalsp. 11
Types of Wirelessp. 37
Wireless Technology Todayp. 38
Residential vs. Commercial Systemsp. 40
Typical BBFW System Block Diagramp. 45
IP BBFW Servicesp. 48
Point-to-Multipoint Architecturep. 49
Supercell vs. Microcell Networksp. 52
Selected RF Fundamentalsp. 55
Frequencyp. 58
Power Transmissionp. 59
Frequency Bandsp. 62
Modulation Schemesp. 63
WLAN Spread Spectrump. 70
Typical BBFW PT-PT RF System Block Diagramp. 71
Earth Curvature Calculation for Line-Of-Sight Systemsp. 74
Business and Market Strategies for BBFW Providers
BBFW Versus Other Broadband Methodologiesp. 79
Broadband Comparisonsp. 80
The Pros and Cons of BBFWp. 84
Primary Uses for BBFWp. 91
IP BBFW Servicesp. 92
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)p. 102
Customer System Selectionp. 105
Types of Customersp. 106
Customer Engagement Questionsp. 113
Five Key Winning Service Provider Strategiesp. 122
Value Proposition for BBFWp. 125
SMB Access Offeringsp. 126
Deployment and Implementation
Deployment: The Make-or-Break Propositionp. 129
The Deployment Phasep. 130
Selection of Deployment Partnerp. 139
WLAN (802.11) Deployment Issuesp. 144
Wireless Technologies
Modulation Schemesp. 155
Modulation Schemesp. 156
Duplexing Techniquesp. 168
Error Control Schemesp. 170
System Performance Metricsp. 175
RF Equipment Selectionp. 176
Link Margin Managementp. 177
Differences Between Headend and CPE Gearp. 191
Point-to-Point Architecturep. 192
Point-to-Multipoint Architecturep. 193
BBFW Securityp. 205
Threats to Security Ever Increasingp. 206
BBFW Link Access As Hacking Mediump. 208
Wireline Access As a Hacking Mediump. 216
Security Conclusionsp. 226
Additional Readingp. 227
Comparison of Unlicensed vs. Licensed BBFWp. 229
Advantages of Unlicensed Spectrump. 230
Sharing of Spectrump. 234
Mobility of Wireless Applicationsp. 235
Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Intermittent Usep. 235
Innovation and Research for New Fixed Wireless Devices and Applicationsp. 235
High Potential for Interference, and Coexistence with Other U-NII Networksp. 236
U-NII As Final Mile for Fiberp. 242
U-NII for Extension of DSL and Cablep. 244
Venture Capital Aspects of Unlicensed vs. Licensed Spectrump. 244
802.11 Wireless Local Area Networksp. 249
Wireless Local Area Networks: The Final 400 Feetp. 250
WLAN Radiosp. 252
802.11 WLAN Summary: A Compelling Technology and Standardp. 284
Comparison of Technologies
Frequency Selection Issuesp. 287
Laying the Foundation for the Comparisonp. 288
The Final Analysisp. 299
Standards
WLAN Standards Comparisonp. 303
Competing WLAN Standardsp. 304
Technology Standardsp. 311
Globalization of Standardsp. 312
Early Technology Adopters and Standardsp. 314
How BBFW and Other Standards Are Developedp. 316
BBFW Standards Bodies and Supporting Bodiesp. 319
Government and Regulatory Issues
The FCCp. 331
FCC Organization and Bureausp. 332
FCC Staff Officesp. 333
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureaup. 334
Deployment Requirementsp. 345
Licensingp. 347
U.S. BBFW Licensesp. 348
Licensing Summaryp. 358
airBand Networks: An Interview
Deploying a Network: An Interview with airBand Networks of Dallas, TXp. 363
Appendixp. 371
Glossaryp. 375
Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9780072133660
ISBN-10: 007213366X
Series: Standards & protocols
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 29th October 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.74