Heterogeneous wireless networks

Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang

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In this chapter, we will review the underlying mechanisms for the evolution of wireless communication networks. We will first discuss macro-cellular technologies used in traditional telecommunication systems, and then introduce some micro-cellular technologies as a recent advance in the telecommunications industry. Finally, we will describe existing interworking techniques available in literature and in standardization, including loosely and tightly coupled, I-WLAN and IEEE 802.21.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2191-5768
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5776


  • Mesh router
  • Mobile terminal
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiple access
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplex
  • Wireless mesh network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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