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Wireless Internet Crash Course

McGraw-Hill Telecom Portable Consultant


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CUT THROUGH THE HYPE! INDUSTRY INSIDERS COMPARE AND CONTRAST WIRELESS INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES AND MAKE SENSE OF IT ALLNeed to know how i-mode stacks up against SMS or WAP? Or the inside scoop on Bluetooth? Confused about XML and WML? Making sound dollars-and-cents business decisions about wireless internet technologies just got a lot easier! In Wireless Internet Crash Course each of the competing technologies is put under a microscope and dissected feature by feature so you know all their respective strengths and weaknesses, distinguishing characteristics, and which can best meet your company's needs. The hard-to-get, detailed marketing analysis found in this plain-English, no-nonsense resource gives you the power to evaluate, decide, and lead in a field that moves at the speed of light and where a wrong decision can cost your company millions of dollars.An indispensable companion for wireless telecom managers, developers, network managers, engineers, technicians, sales and marketing personnel, and savvy investors, and required reading for any industry executive competing in the mobile applications arena, Wireless Internet Crash Course is your best guide through the confusing maze of wireless internet technologies.LOOK INSIDE FOR . . .* The comparative strengths and weaknesses of SMS, i-mode, WAP, Bluetooth, and other wireless internet technologies* An analysis of existing and potential wireless internet markets with a focus on where the real money is and will be in the future* Detailed coverage of interoperability issues* The inside scoop on mobile application development languages, including XML, c-HTML, WML* 2.5G and 3G solutions and requirements*"Real world" business models

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxii
History of Modern Communicationsp. 1
First Voice Communicationsp. 2
Cellular, True Mobility for the Massesp. 5
Computing Power in Mobile Communicationsp. 6
The Internet, A New Ideap. 7
What About the Wireless Internet?p. 11
Wireless Communications Devicesp. 13
Trends in Next-Generation Mobile Communicationsp. 17
The Move to 2G Cellularp. 19
Onward to 2.5G and 3Gp. 20
Terminal Technologiesp. 24
Infrastructure Challengesp. 25
Circuit-switched vs. All-IPp. 25
Service Provisioningp. 27
Network Switch Requirementsp. 28
Driving Technologies: Competing and Complementaryp. 35
Cellular and PCS-based Technologiesp. 36
Cellular Data Modem Technologiesp. 37
CDPD Modemsp. 38
Traffic Channel Modemsp. 41
Short Message Service (SMS)p. 42
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)p. 45
Application Programming Languages and Protocolsp. 47
A Word About Mark-up Languagesp. 47
Common Ground--XHTMLp. 50
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)p. 51
i-Mode (Compact HTML or c-HTML)p. 55
J2MEp. 58
Symbianp. 60
WinCEp. 61
PDA and Pocket PC Technologiesp. 62
RIM and Blackberryp. 62
Palmp. 63
Handspringp. 63
HPp. 64
Compaqp. 64
Proprietary Networksp. 64
Ardis (DataTAC)p. 64
Ricochetp. 64
Mobitex or RAM Mobile Datap. 65
OmniSkyp. 66
Wireless LANs and Personal Area Networksp. 66
Bluetoothp. 67
IEEE 802.11p. 68
HiperLAN and HiperLAN2p. 71
Home RFp. 75
Infrastructure Protocols and Applicationsp. 76
H.323p. 76
MGCP/Megacop. 77
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)p. 78
The Wireless Internet Marketp. 81
Internet and Broadbandp. 81
Wireless Subscribers and Internet Growthp. 85
Computer Salesp. 89
Voice Interaction: Linking the Web by Voicep. 93
Market Case Studiesp. 95
European and Japanese Envyp. 95
European Experiencep. 96
Finland: The Land of the Midnight Sun, Reindeer, and Mobile Phonesp. 97
Made in Japan: The Land of the Rising Wireless Internetp. 98
The New Generation of Customersp. 103
Teenagers Drive Wireless Internet Growthp. 103
Wireless Business Enterprisep. 104
In a Nut Shell...p. 105
Wireless Internet Applications, Services, and Access-Enabled Solutionsp. 107
Access versus Applicationsp. 108
Application and Service Categoriesp. 110
Mobility Valuep. 110
Adding Vision to Voicep. 111
Emerging Devicesp. 112
Mobile Portalsp. 115
Messaging--The First Wireless Internet Applicationp. 117
Personalizationp. 119
Content Deliveryp. 120
Personalized Communicationsp. 121
Mobile Electronic Mailp. 121
Instant Messagingp. 122
Electronic Calendarp. 125
Mobile Electronic Walletp. 126
Identification or Security Accessp. 126
Electronic Photo Albump. 126
News and Informationp. 128
Entertainment and Lifestylep. 130
Location-Based Servicesp. 138
Access and Connectivity-Enabled Solutionsp. 140
Manufacturingp. 144
Telemedicinep. 145
Distance Learningp. 147
Security Video Monitoringp. 151
Billing and Security Issuesp. 153
Metcalfe's Law in Reversep. 155
Who Can I Connect With?p. 156
Universal Messaging--Have It Your Wayp. 157
OK, Now Who's Going to Pay for All This?p. 159
Enter the Cash Registerp. 160
M-Commerce--Security Pays Offp. 162
Security and Privacyp. 163
Data Collectionp. 164
Data Storagep. 165
Data Analysis and Profilingp. 165
Personalization Goes Both Waysp. 166
Freedom of Expressionp. 167
Protecting Contentp. 168
Digital Rights Managementp. 168
A Final Wordp. 171
Communication Past and Futurep. 173
Service Providers of the Futurep. 174
MVNOs--Splitting the System into Transport and Marketingp. 175
Services Complement Voicep. 178
4G Systems--Stay Tuned for 3D!p. 180
Context-Sensitive and User-Awarep. 180
Economic Powerp. 188
WLANs and Bluetooth--The New Access Pointsp. 188
Bluetooth--Shorter Range but Lower Power Consumptionp. 190
Cellular Threat or Benefit?p. 190
Changing the Role of Wireless Operatorsp. 191
Digital Divide--How Wireless Can Change the Worldp. 192
Wireless Bridges the Dividep. 194
Wireless Internet--This Time It's Personal!p. 195
Life Turns Digitalp. 195
Technology Improves Social Interactionp. 196
Multimedia Messagingp. 196
Wireless Efficiencyp. 197
It's All About Emotionp. 197
No, I Don't Want to See What You Did Last Summerp. 198
Eroding Emotionp. 198
Speed Influences the Volume of Communicationp. 199
Real Time Adds Valuep. 199
The Future of Wireless Internet is Certain--To Change!p. 200
Will the Wireless Internet Survive?p. 200
Brandwidth over Bandwidthp. 201
Appendix Ap. 203
Appendix Bp. 205
Glossaryp. 213
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780071382120
ISBN-10: 0071382127
Series: McGraw-Hill Telecom Portable Consultant
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 14th November 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41