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Author Gow, Gordon A.
Title Mobile and wireless communications : an introduction / Gordon A. Gow and Richard K. Smith.
Imprint Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2006.

Subject Wireless communication systems.
Mobile communication systems.
Alt Name Smith, Richard (Richard Keith)
Description 1 online resource (xii, 170 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-160) and index.
Contents Cover -- Front cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 01 Introduction -- Chapter 02 Radio basics -- 246;1 Introduction -- 246;2 Radio basics -- 246;246;1 Electromagnetic energy -- 246;246;2 Frequency and wavelength -- 246;3 Spectrum management -- 246;346;1 Managing a natural resource -- 246;346;2 Allocation44; allotment44; assignment -- 246;4 The ITU and world radio conferences -- 246;446;1 Regional coordination of radio spectrum -- 246;5 Assigning spectrum at the national level -- 246;546;1 The case in Canada -- 246;546;2 Bands44; blocks and bandwidth -- 246;546;3 Spectrum release and licensing -- 246;546;4 Licence exempt bands -- 246;6 Contemporary policy issues -- 246;646;1 Convergence of communications industries -- 246;646;2 Globalization of trade -- 246;646;3 Technological change -- 246;7 Marconis legacy -- 246;8 Further reading -- Chapter 03 Going mobile -- 346;1 Introduction -- 346;2 Origins of the mobile phone -- 346;246;1 Early radiotelephone systems -- 346;246;2 The birth of the 8216;mobile phone -- 346;3 Wireless networking -- 346;346;1 Communication modes -- 346;346;2 Basic network designs -- 346;346;3 Cellular infrastructure -- 346;4 The first generation mobile phone -- 346;446;1 A phone you could carry anywhere -- 346;446;2 Not for everyone 40;yet41; -- 346;5 Regulatory reform -- 346;546;1 Thomas Carter versus Ma Bell -- 346;6 The seeds of revolution -- 346;7 Further reading -- Chapter 04 Getting personal -- 446;1 Introduction -- 446;2 Analogue days -- 446;3 The last mile -- 446;346;1 Squeezing spectrum 40;some more41; -- 446;346;2 Time45;division multiplexing -- 446;346;3 Code45;division multiplexing -- 446;4 Europe leaps ahead -- 446;446;1 GSM -- 446;5 North America -- 446;546;1 D45;AMPS -- 446;546;2 Qualcomms cdmaOne -- 446;6 Japan and PDC -- 446;7 The world in 2G -- 446;8 The personal trusted device -- 446;846;1 Nokia and Nuovo -- 446;846;2 The popularity of prepaid -- 446;9 The beep heard around the world -- 446;946;1 SMS in North America -- 446;946;2 Textual politics -- 446;10 A strange attractor -- 446;11 Further reading -- Chapter 05 The multitask gadget -- 546;1 Introduction -- 546;2 Defining mobility -- 546;246;1 WANs and LANs -- 546;3 Short Message Service -- 546;346;1 EMS and MMS -- 546;4 Wide area mobile data -- 546;446;1 Circuit switching and packet switching -- 546;446;2 A mobile data network -- 546;5 Air45;link standards for data -- 546;546;1 HSCSD -- 546;546;2 GPRS -- 546;546;3 1XRTT -- 546;546;4 Slow speed data services -- 546;546;5 iDEN and TETRA -- 546;6 The first wireless web -- 546;646;1 C45;HTML -- 546;646;2 Web clipping -- 546;646;3 HDML -- 546;646;4 WAP -- 546;646;5 The protocol stack -- 546;7 Wireless application environment -- 546;746;1 J2ME -- 546;746;2 BREW -- 546;746;3 GUI -- 546;8 Mobile operating systems -- 546;846;1 Symbian -- 546;846;2 Microsoft -- 546;9 Division44; convergence44; emerging practices -- T.
Summary The mobile information society has revolutionised the way we work, communicate and socialise. Mobile phones, wireless free communication and associated technologies such as WANs, LANs, and PANs, cellular networks, SMS, 3G, Bluetooth, Blackberry and WiFi are seen as the driving force of the advanced society. The roots of today's explosion in wireless technology can be traced back to the deregulation of AT & T in the US and the Post Office and British Telecom in the UK, as well as Nokia's groundbreaking approach to the design and marketing of the mobile phone.; Providing a succinct introduction to the field of mobile and wireless communications, this book: begins with the basics of radio technology and offers an overview of key scientific terms and concepts for the student reader; addresses the social and economic implications of mobile and wireless technologies, such as the effects of the deregulation of telephone systems; uses a range of case studies and examples of mobile and wireless communication, legislation and practices from the UK, US, Canada, mainland Europe, the Far East and Australia; contains illustrations and tables to help explain technical concepts and show the growth and change in mobile technologies; and, features a glossary of technical terms, annotated further reading at the end of each chapter and web links for further study and research. "Mobile and Wireless Communications" is a key resource for students on a range of social scientific courses, including media and communications, sociology, public policy, and management studies, as well as a useful introduction to the field for researchers and general readers.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780335225552 (electronic bk.)
0335225551 (electronic bk.)
1280953829
9781280953828
9780335217618 (pb.)
9780335217625 (hb.)
0335217613 (pb.)
0335217621 (hb.)
OCLC # 244001348
Additional Format Print version: Gow, Gordon A. Mobile and wireless communications. Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2006 9780335217625 0335217621 (OCoLC)64554785