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Fixed/Mobile Convergence and Beyond, 1st Edition

 
Fixed/Mobile Convergence and Beyond, 1st Edition,Richard Watson,ISBN9780750687591
 
 
 

  

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A comprehensive guide to designing, implementing, and managing converged cellular/WiFi wireless networks.

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Key Features

KEY FEATURES

* Describes how to develop, deploy, and manage networks that seamlessly combine landline, cellular, and WiFi networks into one converged communications network.

* Thorough coverage of various 802.11 and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) standards and how they impact integration with cellular networks.

* Discusses security considerations and how to successfully manage converged networks.

* Includes numerous case histories and examples from the author's experience---this is not a purely theoretical treatment of the subject!

Description

Mobile communications users are demanding increased reliability, functionality, and accessibility; they want "always on" access to voice, e-mail, text, and multimedia services as they roam from home to auto to office to outdoor/indoor locations. In addition, there is an increasing deamnd to replace separate landline/mobile telephones with a single handset that can be used wherever its owner might be. Answering those customer needs, fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) marries the mobility provided by cellular networks with the extended connectivity provided by 802.11-based WiFi services and integrates them with landline networks using a single handset. This book provides the theoretical and practical background necessary to successfully plan, develop, and deploy effective FMC networks.

This book discusses the various 802.11 and VoIP protocols used in FMC networks, open and proprietary communications protocols, integration of FMC networks to wired telephone networks, mobilizing applications such as text messaging and video, security issues, mobile handset requirements for FMC networks, and the administration/management of FMC networks. Special attention is given to selecting appropriate components for FMC, and numerous case histories and examples from the author's experience are provided.

This book is an essential tutorial and reference for any RF/wireless, communications, and networking professional who will work with the next generation of wireless networks.
CONTENTS:
Chapter 1 Unbounded Mobile Communications
Chapter 2 Mobile Communications – State of the Technology
Chapter 3 Unbounded Mobile Communications – what is it?
Chapter 4 UMC - an overview of the technology requirements & considerations
Chapter 5 UMC – Current Market Solution Overview
Chapter 6 UMC – Layer 1 & 2 - Media requirements
Chapter 7 VoIP – Layer 3 & 4, the IP infrastructure
Chapter 8 Voice Optimized Networks – the network orphan
Chapter 9 Mobile Handset Solutions
Chapter 10 Hotspot & Hotzone Access
Chapter 11 Security considerations
Chapter 12 PBX features & integration
Chapter 13 UMC Management and Statute conformance considerations
Chapter 14 Mobilizing applications
Chapter 15 The Final Challenge – Sales/support channel considerations
Chapter 16 Unbounded mobile communications – beyond FMC
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Readership

RF/wireless engineers, wireless network engineers, networking professionals

Richard Watson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Technical Marketing, Divitas Networks, Mountain View, CA, USA

Fixed/Mobile Convergence and Beyond, 1st Edition

Chapter 1 Unbounded Mobile Communications
1.1 Communication knits societies together
1.2 The Business Value of Mobility
1.3 Unbounded Mobile Communication Concepts
1.4 UMC – What is needed?
1.5 Are the technologies ready?
1.6 What are the UMC market forces at work?

Chapter 2 Mobile Communications – State of the Technology
2.1 Wide area wireless
2.2 Wireless LANs
2.3 Clarifying popular UMC product terms
2.4 Are customers & vendors ready for UMC?
2.5 Analysts Predictions for UMC
2.6 The market is ready for UMC

Chapter 3 Unbounded Mobile Communications – what is it?
3.2 What problem does UMC solve?
3.3 Whose problem does UMC solve?
3.4 An UMC Agnostic approach
3.5 UMC Handover logic
3.6 UMC Alternatives
3.7 The Mobile Enterprise

Chapter 4 UMC - an overview of the technology requirements & considerations
4.1 Mobile handset requirement
4.2 Wireless LAN (WLAN) requirement
4.3 Voice Optimized Ethernet Considerations
4.4 Wide Area Wireless Considerations
4.5 VoIP requirement
4.6 Hotspot & Hotzone Support
4.7 PBX/iPBX Integration Considerations
4.8 Network Security Considerations
4.9 Solution Management Considerations

Chapter 5 UMC – Current Market Solution Overview
5.1 Market Drivers for mobile communications
5.2 Cellular solutions – covers all outdoors
5.3 WiFi solutions – covers indoors
5.4 UMC – carrier-centric architectures
5.5 UMC – enterprise-centric architectures
5.6 ROI models and solution trends
5.7 WLAN/Internet vs. Cellular – a commercial battleground

Chapter 6 UMC – Layer 1 & 2 - Media requirements
6.1 Cellular Networks
6.2 WLAN/802.11 networks
6.3 IEEE 802.16/WiMAX – the future looming
6.4 ISM interference considerations

Chapter 7 VoIP – Layer 3 & 4, the IP infrastructure
7.1 VoIP – an introduction
7.2 Voice-over-IP protocols
7.3 Real Time Protocol (RTP)
7.4 VoIP everywhere?
7.5 Commercial Consumer VoIP services

Chapter 8 Voice Optimized Networks – the network orphan
8.1 General network optimization considerations
8.2 Shared Media Allocation
8.3 Converged media prioritization
8.4 Network Congestion Management Readiness – a summary

Chapter 9 Mobile Handset Solutions
9.1 Dual-mode handset landscape
9.2 Determine your mobile handset requirements

Chapter 10 Hotspot & Hotzone Access
10.1 Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) access considerations
10.2 he hotspot LANscape
10.3 Hotspot use models
10.4 Impact of convergence
10.5 Hotspot security considerations
10.6 Application barriers for hotspots
10.7 Future wireless freedom in hotspots
10.8 A bright hotspot future

Chapter 11 Security considerations
11.1 UMC security considerations – a view of the landscape
11.2 Cellular Security – an overview
11.3 WLAN Security – An introduction
11.4 Security implementation options
11.5 Balancing Security with QoS
11.6 Multi-AAA Authority Overview
11.7 UMC Registration & Security considerations

Chapter 12 PBX features & integration
12.1 PBX features – an introduction
12.2 PBX integration challenges
12.3 Integrated solutions
12.4 PBX & iPBX interoperability future
12.5 UMC feature supplementary service requirements
12.6 Network specific implementation challenges
12.7 PSTN interconnect options

Chapter 13 UMC Management and Statute conformance considerations
13.1 AAA management requirements
13.2 Physical Security concerns
13.3 UMC Policy management
13.4 CALEA/Lawful Intercept support
13.5 HIPAA – Healthcare considerations
13.6 E911/Emergency response support
13.7 Securities Exchange Commission considerations
13.8 Presence management
13.9 Cost control policies

Chapter 14 Mobilizing applications
14.1 Telephony/Email
14.2 Instant Messaging/SMS
14.3 Push-to-Talk
14.4 Wireless Video – monitoring and conferencing
14.5 Vertical Market Opportunities
14.6 Mobile Location Based Services
14.7 Mobile Application Summary

Chapter 15 The Final Challenge – Sales/support channel considerations
15.2 The UMC Purchase Challenge
15.1 What drives UMC sales?

Chapter 16 Unbounded mobile communications – beyond FMC
16.1 Nothing but change in the future
16.2 Handset evolution
16.3 Major Technology changes
16.4 Presence in the future
16.5 Major Vendor trends
16.6 UMC: FMC and beyond

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