When WiMax kicks in as the standard in wireless networks over range-challenged WiFi in the near future, this dandy operational handbook will come in handy. It covers the planning, construction, and day-to-day operation of a standards-based broadband wireless network. It explains the advantages of broadband wireless and where it constitutes a best solution, and it also delineates the unique difficulties, challenges, and limitations of broadband wireless.
It does not attempt to summarize all knowledge relating to digital radio services or public packet networks, but provides essentials for planning and running the networks and indicates what kinds of specialized services should be secured to ensure the success of the undertaking.
The second edition includes most of the material from the first edition and new discussions of ultra high-speed mobile telephone standard (HSDPA), ultra wideband (UWB), changes to DSL technologies, mobile voice, mobile entertainment, and new backup systems.