This practical book is for anyone who needs to understand the solutions that allow multimedia communications between mobile networks and fixed wireless communications. It presents the fundamentals of individual fixed and mobile wireless technologies in terms of architectures, standards, management capabilities and quality of service issues, is essential reading. Adopting the term Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC), an analysis of the interworking between cellular networks and a variety of wireless technologies, such as WLAN, WiMAX, RFID and UWB, is provided. An in-depth study of the convergent solutions offered by UMA and IMS is also given, together with up-to-date information about products, vendors and current service offerings. You'll also find criteria for analyzing and evaluating fixed-mobile convergent products and services, and numerous diagrams and feature/component tables. This practical text is ideal for engineers and practitioners in the field of telecommunications and wireless communications, as well as graduate students of electrical and computer engineering.
If you need to understand the technical solutions that allow multimedia communications between established mobile cellular networks and fixed wireless communications, then this practical text is essential reading. Architectures, standards, management capabilities, and quality of service issues are discussed, in addition to the convergent solutions offered by UMA and IMS.
About the Author
Joseph Ghetie is a Network and Systems Engineer Consultant and Instructor for his own technical consulting and training business TCOM & NET. He previously worked for Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research) for over 13 years, where he was responsible for developing architectures, requirements, and designing solutions for network management integration, providing consulting, and supporting management standards development. He has taught over 35 tutorials at major international conferences and symposia, and has authored 27 advanced technical courses in data communications, telecommunications, Internet networking, network and service management, and wireless communications.