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Content Networking in the Mobile Internet

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A cutting-edge guide to the next generation Mobile Internet architecture and applications

The last several years have witnessed dramatic changes in the wireless Web interface environment, specifically in the way that content is stored, distributed, and checked for consistency while leveraging location awareness. This phenomenon is driving the need for increased bandwidth at the network and access level.

Content Networking in the Mobile Internet provides an integrated view of both content and wireless technologies, filling the gap between the material taught at the university and the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the industry. This title focuses not only on the latest technology that enables speedier content delivery on the mobile Internet, but also on how to integrate the technology to provide workable results-oriented solutions.

Written by industry leaders, the text examines such in-demand topics as:

  • Mobile Internet architecture and protocols (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, IS-95,WCDMA, HSDPA, HTTP, and WAP)
  • Mobile Web—location-based services
  • Content adaptation
  • Digital rights management (DRM) and security
  • Multimedia streaming (QoS, 3GPP Packet Switched Streaming Service)
  • Content caching and multicast (IPDC, MBMS)
  • Wireless Web workload characterization and content synchronization
  • Charging for mobile content

Packed with useful references, this comprehensive guide is a must-read that will appeal to professionals as well as graduate students in the field of wireless and mobile communications.

About the Author

Sudhir S. Dixit received his Ph.D. degree in EE from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He also received an M.B.A. degree from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Dixit is currently a Senior R&D; Manager and a Site Manager at Nokia Research Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. His main areas of interest are mobile/wireless Internet, optical networks, and content delivery networks. He has held various engineering and management positions at major companies, e.g., Verizon, GTE, Motorola, Wang, Harris, and STL (now Nortel Europe Labs). He has published or presented over 150 papers and has 27 patents either granted or pending. He has been a Technical co-Chair and a General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Computer, Communications and Networks, a Technical co-Chair of the SPIE Conference Terabit Optical Networking, a General Chair of the Broadband Networking in the Next Millennium Conference in 2001, and a General co-Chair of the OptiComm 2002 conference. He has also been an ATM Forum Ambassador since 1996. He has served as a guest editor in IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine, and Optical Networks Magazine published by SPIE/Kluwer. He has been a Lightwave Series editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine, and is currently on the editorial board of the newly announced IEEE Optical Communications Magazine. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Wireless Personal Communications Journal, the International Journal on Wireless and Optical Communications, and the Journal of Communications and Networks.

Tao Wu is a Senior Research Engineer at Nokia Research Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, leading Nokia's research effort in content delivery since 1999. Tao has published more than ten papers in the areas of mobile content networking, quality of service and human machine interaction, and holds several pending patents. He is a technical program committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2003. Tao received his master and bachelor degrees from Rice University and Tsinghua University respectively.

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