Chapter 16. Emerging Wireless Applications

Realizing the utopian visions of the wireless world requires continued innovation, and indeed, the innovation occurring in the wireless arena today is nothing short of amazing. Throughout the long history of radio, wireless has been largely concerned with long range and limited throughput. Today’s focus is on broadband: offering higher data rates, capable of carrying many simultaneous interactions, increasingly in support of voice, data, video, and converged applications. We are now closer than ever before to achieving wireless broadband capabilities, and the future looks bright indeed. While the wireless industry is reaching a level of maturity to be celebrated, it is also vital to recognize that in ...

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