Gain a Deep, Practical Understanding of 5G Technology, Applications, Architecture, Standards, and Ecosystem The 5G ultra-high-speed wireless communication standard is a major technological leap forward--substantially increasing speed and capacity, enhancing current use cases, and making many new applications practical. For technical professionals, managers, and students, 5G requires significant new knowledge and expertise. In 5G Wireless: A Comprehensive Introduction, renowned information technology author William Stallings presents a comprehensive and unified explanation of 5G's key applications, technologies, and standards. Like Stallings' other award-winning texts, this guide will help you quickly find the information and gain the mastery to succeed with critical new technology. Stallings first explains how cellular networks have evolved through 4G and now 5G, and surveys 5G's application areas and use cases. Next, he thoroughly introduces the 5G core network, covering SDN, NFV, network slicing, QoS, and edge computing--and provides a detailed coverage of the 5G air interface and radio access network. Throughout, key concepts are illuminated through realistic examples, review questions help you test your understanding, and references support further exploration.
Understand the 5G ecosystem, its building blocks, standards, and R&D roadmaps
Explore the Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) use case, where 5G enhances 4G in applications such as smart offices and dense urban communications
Learn how Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) and Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (URLCC) support new applications such as fog, IoT, and cloud
Discover how 5G NextGen core (backbone) networks serve and interconnect wireless access networks that connect user devices
Master key 5G NR Air Interface and Radio Access Network (RAN) concepts, including millimeter-wave transmission, MIMO antennas, and OFDM multiplexing
About the Author
Dr. William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer security, computer networking, and computer architecture. He has authored 20 textbooks, and, counting revised editions, more than 75 books on various aspects of these subjects. His writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications, including the Proceedings of the IEEE and ACM Computing Reviews. He has 13 times received the award for the best computer science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association. In over 30 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, a technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. He has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSIbased protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. He created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at ComputerScienceStudent.com. This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals). He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in computer science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.