Wireless IP, The Killer Application !?

My website and thesis captures the essential elements in the convergence path of wireless networks and Internet protocols resulting in the new paradigm of "Wireless IP." It covers all the important 1G/2G cellular technologies that I have seen in the past decade, along with 3G and 4G, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technologies,including modifications required in protocols, architectures, and framework in virtually every area such as QoS, security, mobility, and so on.

The thesis can be useful for anyone who is interested in the convergence of the wireless and IP networks and for them who need to understand how packet data services and IP work in the wireless world. Furthermore, the thesis represents my views and opinions , based on my technical understanding and experience in these areas

Because the increase of higher system capacities and data rates provided by latest and proposed wireless network technologies, and their closer integration with the Internet enabled by the IP technologies used in these wireless networks are enabling many new ways for people to communicate.
Also people on moving vehicles (e.g. cars, trains, boats and airplanes) may access the Internet or their enterprise networks the same way as when they are at their offices or homes. They may be able to surf the Internet, access their corporate networks, download games from the network, play games with remote users, obtain tour guidance information, obtain real-time traffic and route conditions information.

Wireless networks are evolving into wireless IP networks to overcome the limitations of traditional circuit-switched wireless networks. Wireless IP networks are more suitable for supporting the rapidly growing mobile data and multimedia applications.
IP technologies (such as Mobile IP) are the most promising solutions available today for supporting data and multimedia applications over wireless networks. IP-based wireless networks will bring the globally successful Internet service into wireless networks. The mobile or wireless Internet will be an extension to the current Internet.

Advanced mobile data and multimedia applications such as; MMS, play games in real time with remote users, Voice over wireless (VoIP calls) and broadcasting of audio and video advertisements to mobile phone users such as: advertiser supported phone calls, Wireless IP-enabled radio and watch TV, will grow very fast. New IP broadcasting techniques such as DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting for Handhelds), will make it possible to bring video broadcasting services to handheld receivers.

In particular, the growth of advanced mobile data and multimedia applications such as Voice-over-IP (VoIP) help increase multimedia traffic over the wireless networks significantly. Thus, Wireless IP can also be a killer sometimes. Therefore future Wireless IP networks can only be able to service those mobile data and multimedia applications without congestions in the Wireless network, if those Wireless IP networks are ready for it. In other words, "those networks need to be controlled (e.g. by QoS parameters or other specific protocols) end must have enough bandwidth to support all this types of services. Wireless networks and the IP technologies within those networks have to be reviewed and evolved constantly.

Remark these words:
The traffic on broadband wireless networks will be increasingly IP


Wireless UWB has the potential to replace the cables that currently connect devices.


Ultra-wideband (UWB) usually refers to a radio communications technique based on transmitting very-short-duration pulses, often of duration of only nanoseconds or less, whereby the occupied bandwidth goes to very large values. Although the connection speed decreases quickly as a function of distance, wireless UWB has the potential to replace the cables that currently connect devices.

UWB was originally a transmission technology used by military people. UWB has been redefined as a high data rate (480+ Mbps), short-range (up to 20 meters) technology that specifically addresses emerging applications in the consumer electronics, personal computing and mobile device markets (see figure 2.20: UWB’s potential market). When compared to other existing and nascent technologies capable of providing wireless connectivity, the performance benefits of UWB are compelling.

For example, transferring a 1 Gbyte file full of vacation pictures from a digital camera to a photo kiosk would take merely seconds with UWB compared to hours using other currently available, lower speed technologies (i.e. Bluetooth) and consume far less battery power in doing so.

UWB is a wireless radio technology for transmitting data point-to-point between consumer electronics, PC peripherals and mobile devices within short range at very high speeds, while consuming little power. Therefore, it is ideally suited for transfer of high-quality multimedia content, such as the wireless streaming of family videos from the digital video recorder to a high-definition television in the living room, or wirelessly connecting a mobile PC to a projector in a conference room to deliver a presentation.

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