Wireless Transmission

Most of the technical aspects of wireless transmission will be addressed in Chapter 6. However, we make a few points to compare basic wireless transmission with metallic or fiber media.

Broadcast TV and cellular telephony are familiar forms of wireless communication. Whereas broadcast TV is a high-speed, one-way service and cellular telephony is a low-speed, two-way service, innovations are under consideration to provide high-speed, two-way communication using wireless.

Consumers have shown a willingness to pay for the convenience of being untethered. Cellular telephony has lower-quality, normally fewer service options and definitely higher pricing than wired telephone service. Nonetheless, it has experienced explosive ...

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