Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX-Focal press
Describes Mobile WiMAX technologies and features how these networks can be used for broadcasting to mobile devices.
About the Book:
Written exclusively from broadcaster’s perspective, Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX will help you move ahead in the use of WiMAX technologies. Whether you are an engineer, content provider, manager, or operator and planning such services, this book helps you understand the dimensions of this new medium and integration of communication, broadcasting and Multimedia technologies. Introducing the new broadcasting environment made possible by WiMAX, it features interactivity, assimilation of web services and multicasting multimedia content in association with broadcast services. The book covers a range of topics from WiMAX standards, transmission planning, network architectures, mobile handsets, spectrum issues, software architectures and setting up broadcast networks using WiMAX. It is a complete and self contained guide to this exciting field which integrates the Mobile, Wireless and Fixed network domains, and gives you a complete picture on what is happening in the field.
Both broadcasting and mobile web access are at very important crossroads today. The sector is rife with many developments which are of relatively recent origin. In the field of broadcasting, these include the transition to digital broadcasting, HDTV,IPTV and mobile TV as being some of the more visible facets. However much larger forces are work in transforming the network architectures and consumer behavior which incessantly modifying the manner in which broadcasting will need to be handled in the immediate future. The emergence of IPTV as a result of IP networks becoming capable of carrying video services with desired quality is just one example. Mobile Web access is at the same time undergoing a metamorphosis of its own. It is seeking out technologies which take it to the next level of connected applications with multimedia, collaborative group interactions, secure and structured transactions, 3D and location based information being the prime denominators of new applications. It so happens that the new technologies ushered in by Mobile WiMAX with its open architecture, high speed wireless connectivity with QoS, IPv6 and mobile IP in the core networks meet just these requirements of new generation of mobile web applications. If this was not enough, the targets of both, broadcasting and mobile web services are increasingly the very same device: a mobile handset connected to wireless and mobile networks.