Wireless and Mobile Network Basics

Mobile Location Services Deployment Environment

To better understand how developing mobile location services applications differ from traditional wireline applications, it is important to understand the basic principles of wireless networks. This section provides a brief and simplified overview of mobile network architectures. The discussion includes the basics of radio spectrum, cellular networks, and wireless data.

How Does a Wireless Network Work?

Radio Basics

Wireless networks are based on radio principles that are now more than 100 years old. Radio signals are electromagnetic radiation, a category that includes light and infrared waves as well. Radio signals are considered transverse waves, which means ...

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