Enabling Broadband Wireless Technologies

  • Quazi M. Rahman
Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)


Abstract The fundamental features of next generation wireless communications systems include very high-speed data transmission–reception scheme and ubiquitous interactive multimedia services both of which demand wide bandwidth system. To fulfill this demand, broadband communication system has been brought into the wireless domain, and in recent years, it has been offering a remarkable growth in the telecommunications industry. The major goal of all these technologies is to deliver very high data rate (in multimegabits per seconds) throughput to the end user by satisfying some stringent quality of service (QoS) to support variety of services, such as data, voice, and multimedia. Here we discuss a number of physical layer techniques that are enabling the broadband wireless technologies to move forward by meeting some of these QoS requirements. The discussion addresses modulation, coding, multiple access, and diversity techniques. Some challenges along with some research evidences on the broadband wireless communication systems have also been presented in this chapter.


Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Code Division Multiple Access Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex System Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access Turbo Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada N6A 5B8

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