The wireless networking coverage includes fixed Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), Wireless Access (WiMAX), Wireless PAN (WPAN) and GSM/CDMA mobile cellular radio networks. Current and emerging networking solutions are evaluated for their approach, functionality and management abilities. 802.11a/b/g WLANs, 802.16 WiMAX, GSM/GPRS cellular radio, and the standardization effort in IEEE, Wi-Fi Alliance, 3GGP Release 6, Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are analyzed. The tutorial also evaluates the Quality of Services of various solutions targeting the use of a common handsets and unique telephone numbers across wireless networks.
Joseph Ghetie is a network and systems engineer consultant and instructor for Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research). In his position, J. Ghetie was responsible for developing architectures, requirements, and solutions for network management integration, providing consulting, and supporting management standards development. Joseph Ghetie has also developed and taught numerous advanced technical courses in the areas of telecommunications, data communications and Internet network management. He owns his consulting and training business, TCOM & NET. Joseph Ghetie is the author of a published book on “Network and Systems Management Platforms Analysis”, Kluwer Academics Publishers. Since 1993, he has taught 29 tutorials at major network and service management related international conferences and symposia such as INMS (IN), NOMS, SICOM, EMS, APNOMS, LANOMS, SBRC, ITC, ISCC, Globecom, etc.