Telcordia Notes on Fixed Wireless
Document Number SR-NOTES-SERIES-06
Issue Number 01
Issue Date Apr 2001
ABSTRACT: Technology - Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines it as a "technical method of achieving a practical purpose." A concise, clear
definition. But for many, achieving that practical purpose can be more than just a challenge. It can be frustrating, intimidating,
time-consuming, and bound to generate the question, "Where Do I Start?"
With the Notes on...series, Telcordia Technologies has devised a starting point for your search through the rapidly developing world
of telecommunications. Written by the authors of the successful Telcordia Notes on the Networks document SR-2275, this series
similarly contains technical material of interest to engineering and planning groups, as well as descriptions of the characteristics
and background of these subjects in layman's terms. The difference is that Telcordia Notes on...zeroes in on one technology in each
document and breaks it down into manageable terms. From the history, background, and basic elements through a discussion of what the
future may bring, our subject matter experts cover the important aspects in as few words as possible.
This release in the Notes on...series, Telcordia Notes on Fixed Wireless, takes you from the fundamentals of this complex high-speed
data communications technology to its future trends in a high-level review. This Special Report, from the company with a unique legacy
of expertise in this field [Telcordia (then Bellcore), developed Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS), a popular broadband fixed
wireless access technology], provides the latest information on recent and evolving activities in Broadband Fixed Wireless Access
The report brings the reader quickly up to speed in the areas of commercial BFWA deployment and networking, emphasizing the current
states of BFWA technologies, and spectrum regulations. It is based on the latest information available in the telecommunications
industry and standards organizations.
With Telcordia Notes on Fixed Wireless you will learn about:
- Bandwidth-intensive Internet and data applications and how BFWA offers robust solutions for the last-mile access
- Typical architecture and technology specifics for BFWA
- Different types of BFWA systems; their capacity and coverage
- Frequency spectrum licensing issues for BFWA
- Markets served and services offered by BFWA
- BFWA network planning considerations
- Notes on deployment, issues, and the future outlook on this technology
- BFWA service providers and equipment vendors.