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Broadband Fixed Wireless Networks

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ISBN-10: 007213366X

ISBN-13: 9780072133660

Edition: 2001

Authors: Neil P. Reid

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*Author is recognized expert--Reid is a well-known industry guru *According to forecasts by International Data Corporation revenues from fixed wireless services to businesses will grow from $300 million in FY 1999 to about $5 billion in 2003. *Growing trend-- fixed wireless broadband allows carriers to reach customers without having to dig up any streets or pay local phone companies to borrow their wires *Complete vendor coverage--including top players Cisco, Lucent and Nortel--will help readers identify the solutions they should consider
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 10/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 412
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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
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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