This book is exclusively dedicated to WiMAX. The focus of the book is
on the applications of WiMAX networks, with delivery of multimedia
content to wireless and mobile devices being the area of greatest attention.
WiMAX has crossed a number of major milestones in the recent
past. These include setting standards, adopting implementation profiles
to be used in base stations and user devices, developing chipsets,
certifying devices by the WiMAX Forum, trials in over 300 networks
and finally successful commercial operating networks in many countries.
With the adoption by the ITU of OFDMA-TDD technologies as one
of the air interfaces under the IMT-2000 (third-generation networks),
the WiMAX has passed from being a sophomore to graduation. It is
now a mature technology, ready for implementation with an entire
ecosystem of equipment devices and interfaces. Its applications will
not be merely providing new interfaces to existing technologies but
generate a new a paradigm of mobile devices which will integrate
wireless access, multimedia content and web information architectures.
This book is about this new paradigm.
Written exclusively from broadcasters perspective, Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX will help you move ahead in the use of WiMAX technologies. Whether you are an engineer, content provider, manager, or operator and planning such services, this book helps you understand the dimensions of this new medium and integration of communication, broadcasting and Multimedia technologies. The book oulines migrating to a new generation of broadcasting which integrates the Mobile, Wireless and Fixed network domains, then gives you a complete picture on what is happening in the field.
The book is divided into five parts as follows:
PART I Gives an introduction to Broadband Wireless Technologies and Mobile WiMAX. Wi-Fi including 802.11a,b,n and g, WiMAX technologies with focus on Mobile WiMAX 802.16e, and provides a global overview of deployment of Wireless broadband networks.
PART-II is about Mobile Multimedia broadcasting and Mobile TV technologies, based on both cellular and broadband wireless.
PART III covers Resources for Mobile multimedia broadcasting and comprises of four structured chapters on Spectrum for WiMAX networks, WiMAX terrestrial broadcasting networks, client devices for WiMAX and an update of on chipsets developments.
Part IV is devoted to the Network Architectures and the integration of WiMAX with other networks, both fixed and mobile.
Part V deals with Software architectures and Applications which help the process of mobile multimedia broadcasting. Case studies of prominent networks are given with country specific examples.
*Covers mobile broadcasting using a WiMAX network
*Case studies outine successful WiMAX network implementations
*Learn how to integrate an exsisting network with WiMAX