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On architectures for broadband wireless systems

Authors Jiang, SM
Tsang, DHK
Gupta, S
Issue Date 1997
Source IEEE communications magazine, v. 35, (10), 1997, OCT, p. 132-140
Summary The growing popularity of portable and mobile computing and communication devices, along-with the introduction of wireline broadband networks, is fueling demand for wireless broadband networks. Since ATM has been accepted as the standard for broadband integrated service networks, the authors consider the problem of providing `'ATM-like services'' to mobile devices. In this article, the fundamental issues that have to be tackled in order to provide broadband services which are currently available (or will be very shortly) to wireline hosts are discussed. The authors compare and contrast the architectures that have been proposed for extending the broadband wireline network infrastructure to the wireless environment:. It is argued that transporting small ATM cells over the air leads to inefficient utilization of the already scarce transmission capacity. Subsequently, the authors propose an architecture for integrated wireless and wireline broadband networks which allows the wireline and wireless parts of the network to be designed independently, therefore allowing each to be optimized for the environment in which it operates. At the same time, the proposed architecture also permits simple and efficient interconnection between the wireline and wireless infrastructures.
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ISSN 0163-6804
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