As 3G mobile communication systems are being deployed, the research community is now focusing on the research needed for the long-term evolution of 3G and 4G systems. This fully updated second volume of the successful Technologies for the Wireless Future is a unique and timely book, presenting up-to-the-minute ideas and trends in mobile communications. The result of pioneering cooperative work of many academic and industrial researchers from WWRF, this comprehensive single point of reference examines the specifications and requirements of 4G and identifying potential business models, research areas and required spectrum and enabling technologies.
Features a wealth of new material, including three new chapters on short-range wireless communications, security and trust, and self-organisation in communication networks, new coverage of reconfigurability, ad hoc networking and multi-user MIMO. The content will have wide-ranging appeal to engineers, researchers, managers and students with an interest in the future of wireless.
About the Author
Professor Rahim Tafazolli is Head of the Mobile Communications Research Group at the Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, UK. His research activities are on optimization techniques for mobile multimedia networks, mainly on advance Resource management, Mobility management and Media Access Control. He has published more than 300 research papers in refereed journals, international conferences and as invited speaker, and has more than 15 patents in the field of mobile communications. He is the founder and past Chairman of International Conference on “3G Mobile Technologies”. He is also member of IEE Committee on the UK Regulations on “Information Technology & Telecommunications”, a member of the WWRF Vision Committee, and past Chairman of “New Technologies” group of Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), and academic co-ordinator of the UK Mobile VCE (Virtual Centre of Excellence).