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Mobile Internet

Enabling Technologies and Services, 1st Edition

Edited by Apostolis K. Salkintzis

CRC Press

408 pages | 226 B/W Illus.

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Consumers want it, businesses are demanding it. The migration of Internet services to a mobile environment is inevitable. But while the ability to be on the go and connected to the Internet sets the stage for increased efficiency and productivity, many technical challenges associated with user mobility and wireless connectivity remain.

Mobile Internet: Enabling Technologies and Services addresses these challenges and thoroughly examines the cutting-edge technologies designed to meet them. Eminent academic and industry professionals explain the mobile and wireless network technologies that make mobile connectivity possible, including their respective characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Much of the book focuses on the mobility management techniques so necessary when the point of network attachment can change constantly. Macro-mobility and micro-mobility management protocols receive extensive attention, as do security concerns. Other key topics include interworking between WLAN and cellular networks, Internet access over WLANs, over GPRS and over satellites, multicasting, quality-of-service provisions, header compression schemes, and the problems inherent in video streaming over wireless IP networks.

Little on our technological horizon is as certain or holds as much promise as the mobile Internet. This book offers a unique opportunity to become thoroughly acquainted with its context, services, and technologies.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Apostolis K. Salkintzis

Key Aspects of the Evolution toward the Mobile Internet

Key Players in the Evolution Towards the Mobile Internet

Concluding Remarks

Internet Access over Wireless LANs, Nikos Passas


WLANs Basics

IP Quality of Service over WLANs

Micro-mobility in WLANs

QoS During Handovers in WLANs

IP Security over WLANs


Internet Access over GPRS, Apostolis K. Salkintzis


GPRS Overview

Setting Up PDP Contexts

Routing and Tunneling

Mobility Handling


Internet Access over Satellites, Antonio Iera, Antonella Molinero


The Integrated Satellite-terrestrial Platform for Next Generation Systems

Interconnecting Terrestrial and Satellite IP Segments: Enabling Technologies

Implementation of IP-satellite Services and Platforms

Mobility Management in Mobile IP Networks, Lila V. Dimopooulou and Iakovos S. Venieris


Macro-mobility Protocols

Micro-mobility Protocols


Quality of Service in Mobile IP Networks, Bongkyo Moon and A.H. Aghvami

All-IP Networks

QoS Routing in a Radio Access Network

Integrated Services Architecture

Differentiated Services Architecture

Integrated Services over DiffServ Networks

RSVP/IntServ Extensions in IP Mobility Environments

DiffServ Extensions in IP Mobility Environments


Multicast in Mobile IP Networks, Hong-Yon Lach, Christophe Janneteau, Imed Romdhani, Alexandru Petrescu

Multicast Concepts in the Internet

Multicast for Mobile Nodes

Secure Mobility in Wireless IP Networks, Pekka Nikander and Jari Arkko


Security Problems

Case I: Mobile Ipv6 Route Optimization

Case II: Hot Identity Protocol

Lessons Learned


Security Issues in Wireless IP Networks, Subir Das, Farooq Anjum, Yoshihiro Ohiba, Apostolis K. Salkintzis


Security Attributes

Security Issues in WLANs

Emerging WLAN Security Schemes

Security in 3G Networks


Header Compression Schemes for Wireless Internet Access, Frank Fitzek, Stefan Hendrata, Patrick Seeling, Martin Reisslein


Header Compression Schemes

Header Compression Schemes for Wireless Channels


Video Streaming in Wireless Internet, Frank Fitzek, Patrick Seeling, Martin Reisslein


Basics of Video Compression

Traffic and Quality Characteristics of Encoded Video

Wireless Channel Characteristics

Impact of Wireless Channel Errors on Video Quality

Internet Protocol Stack for Video Streaming

Video Streaming Mechanisms


Integration of Wireless LANs and Cellular Data Networks for Next-generation Mobile Internet Access, Apostolis K. Salkintzis


Integrated WLANs and Cellular Data Networks

Generic Interworking Architectures

Standardization Activities

A Tight-coupling Architecture

A Loose-coupling Architecture

Tight versus Loose Coupling

Interworking between WLANs and 3GRP Networks

Concluding Remarks

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications