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


The Wireless LAN Association, Dutch Local Chapter 
20 April,2018
Hotel Van der Valk
Winthontlaan 4-6
Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The WLA’s mission is to define industry best practices and quality assurance in the delivery of Wi-Fi networks. The WLA is currently creating standards for WLAN design, assessment, implementation, and validation which will benefit the WLAN industry as a full life-cycle standard.

It is a professional association for the WLAN community defining industry best practices and quality assurance in the delivery of Wi-Fi networks.

The first meeting “Dutch Local Chapter“;
Full house with Wi-Fi professionals in The Netherlands and international attendees of BE, DE, SE, UK. organized by Mark Raats.



Cisco Live! 2017
February 20 – 24, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Berlin 2017

L-R: Tom Hollingsworth, Ethan Banks, Jasper Bongertz, Max Mortillaro, Stephen Foskett, Gabriele Gerbino, Peter Paul Engelen, Dominik Pickhardt


Cisco Live! 2016
February 15 – 19, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Berlin 2016

Delegates: Peter Paul Engelen, Amy Arnold, David Varnum, Dominik Pickhardt, James Green, John Harrington, Max Mortillaro

Wireless Field Day #8

September 30 – October 3, 2015
Sillicon Valley, California, USA

I am invited by the Wireless Field Day planning team to attend Wireless Field Day #8. This is my third Wireless Field Day.

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Cisco Live! 2015
January 26 – 30, 2015
Milan, Italy

Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Milan 2015

Delegates: Andrew Mauro @Andrea_Mauro, Blake Krone @BlakeKrone, David Gee @LSP42, Enrico Signoretti @ESignoretti, Hans De Leenheer @HansDeLeenheer
Matt Oswalt @Mierdin, Peter Paul Engelen @PPJM_Engelen, Sam Clements @Samuel_Clements


European Wireless LAN Professionals Conference (WLPC EU)
October 14-15, 2014
Maastricht, Limburg – The Netherlands

Some of the committed speakers include:

  • Abby Strong – Aerohive
  • Gregor Vucajnk – Aerohive
  • GT Hill – Ruckus
  • Kees Pronk – Avans University
  • John Anderson – Fluke Networks / AirMagnet
  • Peter Paul Engelen – GECODA Networks
  • Keith R. Parsons – Wireless LAN Professionals
  • Evert Bopp – Disaster Tech Labs
  • Rick Farina – AirTight
  • Philipp Michalschik – Lancom
  • Allen Walker – AirTight Networks
  • Ronald van Kleunen – Globeron

Topics will include:

  • 802.11ax – What you need to know
  • Monetization: The end of privacy?
  • The Internet of Things: How will it effect your WLAN
  • Co-Channel Interference In-Depth
  • Managing Wi-Fi in the EDU space
  • Tips and Tricks using AirMagnet
  • Wireless IP: The Killer App
  • Designing Wi-Fi That Just Works
  • Real–World Feedback from Stadium Installs from the World Cup
  • IPV6 and Wireless Security
  • A Quick Deep Dive into Ekahau Site Survey / Planner, with Q&A
  • and many more



Wireless Field Day #7
August 6-8, 2014
Sillicon Valley, California, USA

I am invited by the Wireless Field Day planning team to attend Wireless Field Day #7. This is my second Wireless Field Day.

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L-R: Lee Badman, Keith R. Parsons, Jennifer Huber, Richard McIntosh, Sam Clements, Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth, Blake Krone, Craig Schnarrs, Peter Paul Engelen, George Stefanick, Jake Snyder, Stewart Goumans, Glenn Cate

Great that vendors like AirTight, Aruba, Avaya, Cisco Mobility, Extreme, Fluke Networks and WildPackets will present.



Blake Krone @BlakeKrone
Blake Krone is Cisco CCIE Wireless and CWNA certified Wireless Network Architect with experience designing and deploying enterprise class networks supporting hundreds of APs and multiple controllers for Voice, Data, and RTLS.
Craig Schnarrs @The_WiFi_Guy
Craig Schnarrs, is senior wireless network operations engineer and WiFi blogger
George Stefanick @WirelesssGuru
George Stefanick is a Wireless Architect employed by a large healthcare system in the Texas Medical Center.
Glenn Cate @GRCate
Glenn Cate is a senior IT analyst who is passionate about all things Wi-Fi!
Jake Snyder @JSnyder81
Jake is a Systems Engineer focused on designing and deploying wireless networks in the Pacific Northwest.
Jennifer Huber @JenniferLucille
Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in the networking and wireless engineering industry.
Keith R. Parsons @KeithRParsons
Keith is Managing Director of Wireless LAN Professionals, and focuses his energy on providing great WLAN education, design and consulting to global customers.
Lee Badman @WiredNot
Lee Badman currently writes for Network Computing Magazine as Wireless and Mobility blogger, and has over twelve years of professional industry analysis under his belt.
Peter Paul Engelen @PPJM_Engelen
Peter-Paul Engelen is a technical consultant with advanced (pre) sales experience and business development skills in multi-vendor Cloud-based (W)LAN and Wholesale ISP/Carriers.
Richard McIntosh @CiscoTophat
Network engineer at a higher education institute with a focus in wireless networking.
Sam Clements @Samuel_Clements
Sam Clements is an avid wireless technologist with a passion for all things mobility.
Stewart Goumans @WirelessStew
Stewart is a Mobility Consultant helping customers and fellow WiFi’ers with wireless design in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Wireless Field Day #4
February 13-15, 2013
Sillicon Valley, California, USA

Wireless Field Day (WFD) focuses on wireless and mobility technologies, including Wi-Fi and mobile device management. WFD brings together the best independent thought leaders in wireless to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.

Wireless Field Day covers many diverse topics of interest to our delegates and their audience. In the past, companies have discussed the following areas:
■Wi-Fi access point technology and implementation
■Mobile device management, BYOD, and mobility issues
■Spectrum analysis and site surveying
■RFID and the “connected world

I was selected as a delegate and one of twelve independent thought leaders, in the wireless networking field, to attend vendor presentations and discussion sessions.

As a delegate, my responsibilities were to be open-minded, and ask specific and pointed questions in order to foster meaningful discussion both during and after each vendor session. These discussions helped provide meaningful feedback to vendors and also to share experience and knowledge with the broader wireless community.


L-R: Claire Chaplais, Amber Reynolds, Lee Badman, Sam Clements, Keith Parsons, Mark Julier, Blake Krone, Dan Cybulskie, George Stefanick, Scott Stapleton, Peter Paul Engelen, Chris Lyttle, Steve Williams, Stephen Foskett, Jennifer Huber

The Delegates Wrap Up WFD4 – YouTube