This text details the essential engineering principles of wireless communications and examines the financial and marketing considerations that contribute to making any communications product viable. It also provides guidance on career topics such as conflict resolution and career structure. The book provides a relevant history of mobile radio, the technical basics of cellular and private mobile radio technologies, and descriptions of the design and operation of mobile networks. It also addresses the needs of large user groups, the economics of being a network operator, future developments in mobile radio, radio spectrum management, standardisation, and regulatory issues.
William Webb is director of strategy at Motorola. He received both a Ph.D. in mobile radio and an M.B.A. from Southampton University. Dr. Webb holds four patents, and has published more than 40 professional papers. He is a member of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, and a chartered engineer.
: Some Interesting History. The Basics of Mobile Radio. Cellular Radio Technologies. Private Mobile Radio Systems. Other Wireless Systems. Interfacing with Fixed Networks. Designing a Mobile Radio Network. Economics of a Mobile Radio Network. Operating a Mobile Radio Network. Large Users of Mobile Radio Networks. Future Mobile Radio Systems. Radio Spectrum. Standardization. Areas of Conflict. Management. The Complete Wireless Communications Professional.