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Next-Generation Network Services by Robert Wood

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Chapter 9. Wireless Networks

This chapter covers the following topics:

In the very near future, the number of wireless devices will outnumber wired devices. A few decades ago, wireless voice (walkie-talkie and other vocal variants), wireless audio (radio), wireless video (television), and wireless data (satellite, microwave, and so on) were each developed to address a particular communication purpose. Of these, wireless voice has found great acceptance through a fundamental one-on-one communication style. Flexibly switched to any other number in the world, wireless voice adds the enchantment of portability and mobility to individual communications. To a large extent, personal wireless voice has become the axis ...

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