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The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Fifth Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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7. Mobile and Wi-Fi Networks

In this chapter:

Introduction

First-Generation Analog Technologies

Finite Spectrum for Wireless Networks

Second-, Third-, and Fourth-Generation Digital Networks

Fourth-Generation Advanced Mobile Services

The Streamlined Infrastructure of Long-Term Evolution Architecture

The Microcell Technology of Picocells and Femtocells

Handheld Devices and Tablet Computers

Applications and Services

Wi-Fi Standards, Architecture, and Use in Cellular Networks

Satellites

Summary

Appendix

Introduction

Mobile networks are critical during personal and national emergencies as well as for day-to-day communications. Worldwide, large percentages of populations that don’t have access to affordable wireline broadband ...

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