The third volume of the influential WWRF Book of Visions of research and trends in mobile communications has been fully updated. It includes three new chapters on flexible spectrum use, ultra-broadband convergent home-area networks, and the system concept. Visions from manufacturers, network operators, research institutes and academia from all over world are captured by the WWRF in one comprehensive single point of reference. Technologies for the Wireless Future, Volume 3 describes the expectations and requirements of a user in the 'future wireless world' between 2010 and 2017. This will enable readers to prioritise research topics based on the provision of cost-effective solutions. This book is ideal for researchers from both academia and industry, as well as engineers, managers, strategists, and regulators. WWRF has become highly influential on the future of wireless communication. You can see the evidence already, as many of the concepts described in the very first Book of Vision have been adopted in today's wireless implementations. The organization brings together the long-range views of academia with the practical constraints and requirements of industry.
This is a powerful combination. Mark Pecen, Vice President, Research In Motion Limited The WWRF Book of Vision series of books are an invaluable source of information for key thoughts and technology developments in wireless and mobile communication. The comprehensiveness and diversified nature of its research reports and results can prove to be a very useful tool in planning and developing the next generation network and services. Bill Huang, General Manager, China Mobile Research As mobile broadband becomes part of our daily lives, in the same way that mobile telephony has done, and helps us to support important issues such as health care, education and many other priorities, WWRF is again exploring the options for mobile and wireless systems in its' third edition of the Book of Visions. Earlier versions have helped to reach global consensus on research objectives, reduce investment risk and generate critical mass in research efforts. The third book of visions provides key insights into the international academic and commercial discussion on tomorrows' hot topics in mobile research! Hakan Eriksson, Senior Vice President, CTO, Ericsson