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Wireless data: Systems, standards, services

Antonio DeSimone and Sanjiv Nanda

One-line summary: MAC, link-layer, and network layer issues associated with wireless data systems are presented through the discussion of existing services, with the emphasis placed on the CDPD system.

Overview/Main Points


This paper provides a good overview of some issues involved in deploying wireless data systems. It focusses on link-layer issues such as MAC and link-layer retranmission schemes, and their impact on higher layer protocols. The moral of the paper is that protocols designed for wireline networks are not directly applicable to wireless networks.


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