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

Who I am

My name is Peter Paul Engelen.

I have the equivalent of graduation from high school and graduation from vocational-technical high school in the United States. Futhermore I also completed a profesional training/development program in information technology and having a background equivalent to that of an individual with a bachelor’s degree in information technology from a regionally accredited college/university (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas) in the US.

I started my networking career in 2000 within former Atos Origin in The Netherlands.
After a couple of years working in the LAN segment I became more and more passionated by wireless.
I grew up in a Cisco autonomous WLAN environment at customers sites.

But I totally freaked out for wireless when I first met Trapeze Networks, now Juniper Networks.
Trapeze Networks, Inc. was founded in 2002. Trapeze has 17 awarded patents and 40+ patent filings pending.
At that time I was charmed by their management tooling Ringmaster, their Mobility Points (APs) and Mobility Exchange controllers (MXs)
After my first Trapeze WLAN implementation my interest of mult-vendor wireless grew more and more.

RingMaster® software, Trapeze Networks’ award-winning WLAN management suite, enables full lifecycle management of Trapeze Smart Mobile™ wireless networks. RingMaster provides unparalleled RF planning capabilities. By performing a Virtual Site Survey™, RingMaster automates coverage, capacity, and voice planning for  indoor and outdoor areas.


Trapeze wireless LAN access points for part of what Trapeze Networks call their NonStop Wireless solution – in which all access points are managed collectively as a pool, by a cluster of controllers.

Trapeze Networks™ Mobility Exchange™ (MX™) controllers with Smart Mobile™ intelligent switching technology, enable integration of scalable and secure wireless LANs with your existing wired infrastructure. Trapeze Smart Mobile technology can be used to deliver what Trapeze Networks call NonStop Wireless for Always-on Enterprises

In 2006 I bought my first WLAN study book at Barnes & Nobles in the USA; PW0-50 Wireless# Certification Official Study Guide from CWNP.
CWNP, founded in 1999, is the IT industry standard for vendor neutral enterprise Wi-Fi certification and training. They offer high-stakes, proctored certification exams and materials focused on 802.11 wireless networking technologies. CWNP has customers in over 150 countries and authorized training partners in all major global theaters.


In the meanwhile I am Cisco CCNA/CCNP/CCIE Wireless written certified


I achieved the CWNP CWNE & CWNT title with license number #86.

At this moment I am preparing for Cisco CCIE Wireless v3.1 LAB.