William Webb received both a Ph.D. in mobile radio and an M.B.A. from Southampton University. Dr. Webb is director of strategy at Motorola. He is a fellow of the IEEE, a senior member of the IEEE, and a chartered engineer. Dr. Webb holds four patents and has also authored Introduction to Wireless Local Loop, Second Edition; The Complete Wireless Communications Professional; and Understanding Cellular Radio (Artech House 2000, 1999, 1998). He is listed in Whos Who in America.
Predicting the future is an essential element for almosteveryone involved in the wireless industry. Manufacturers predictthe future when they decide on product lines to develop or researchto undertake, operators when they buy licences and deploy networks,and academics when they set PhD topics. Wireless Communications:The Future provides a solid, clear and well-argued basis onwhich to make these predictions.
Starting with a description of the current situation and a lookat how previous predictions made in 2000 have fared, the book thenprovides the contributions of six eminent experts from across thewireless industry. Based on their input and a critical analysis ofthe current situation, it derives detailed forecasts for 2011through to 2026. This leads to implications across all of thedifferent stakeholders in the wireless industry and views on keydevelopments.Presents clear and unambiguous predictions, not a range ofscenarios from which the user has to decideIncludes chapters covering existing wireless systems whichprovide solid tutorial material across a wide range of wirelessdevicesOffers a range of views of the future from high profilecontributors in various areas of the industry and from around theglobe, including contributions from Vodafone and MotorolaProvides a comprehensive guide to current technologies,offering keen analysis of key drivers, end user needs and keyeconomic and regulatory constraints
This book, compiled by a renowned author with a track record ofsuccessful prediction, is an essential read for strategists workingfor wireless manufacturers, wireless operators and devicemanufacturers, regulators and professionals in the telecomsindustry, as well as those studying the topic or with a generalinterest in the future of wireless communications.