Radio is playing an important role in the restructuring of the public telecommunications industry \u00d0 at a time of deregulation, structural change and rapid growth in demand. It is an effective means of communication between remote or mobile locations and over dif\u00aecult terrain, where cable laying and maintenance is not possible or is prohibitively expensive. It is also an ef\u00aecient means of broadcasting the same information to multiple receivers. The \u00aerst part of the renaissance of radio in public telecommunications networks was its use in mobile telephone networks, but the next phase is already upon us, the use of radio as an `access means' in `\u00aexed wireless networks'. In this chapter, we discuss when and why \u00aexed wireless networks are attractive. We introduce the basic applications of \u00aexed wireless networks, and consider the alternative technologies. We also discuss the economic, coverage and service advantages.
By using a very strong electrical signal as a transmitting source, an electromagnetic wave can be made to spread far and wide through thin air. That is the principle of radio, discovered by Heinrich Hertz in 1887. The radio waves are produced by transmitters, which consist of a radio wave source connected to some form of antenna. Examples of radio systems which are used in public telecommunications or broadcast networks include:
HF (High Frequency), VHF (Very HF), or UHF (Ultra-HF) radio system and mast antenna used for modern public radiobroadcast, particularly for local radio stations and television broadcasting;
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