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

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A seemingly simple scenario will soon become a reality, and it could dramatically change the cellular industry and how we talk on the phone while we’re mobile.
The scenario is this: You’re walking down the street talking on your cell phone. When you walk into your office, your phone seamlessly switches from your regular cell carrier to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider accessed via your company’s wireless LAN.

Mobile phones are starting to appear with both cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities and the technology for seamless hand-offs between the two types of networks isn’t far off, most observers agree. But this is far more than a simple matter of new technology. Rather, it means a whole new cast of competitors for current cellular operators. For users, it means more choice and, potentially, lower prices.
Until recently, wireless operators as a group had a near-monopoly on voice and data services for mobile users. That started to change with the advent in the last few years of Wi-Fi hotspots. But wireless Vice-over-IP enables mobile users to talk on the phone without a constant reliance on cellular operators.

While this already is possible via hotspots, the trend should dramatically pick up steam as hotspots proliferate, as municipalities institute city-wide Wi-Fi coverage and, longer-term, when mobile WiMAX becomes widely available in a couple of years.
If WiMAX-compatible computers become very common, the use of VoIP could increase dramatically. Almost anyone with a laptop or handheld could make VoIP calls.

Part of the thesis: Wireless IP, The Killer Application !?

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