Wireless communication is becoming the standard in the business world. Remote wireless Internet connections and wireless computer networks are appearing on the scene and will dramatically impact the way business does in the future. It has truly become a wireless world.
In the past five years, Wi-Fi (also known as “802.11b”, “802.11g” and “802.11a”) has emerged as the dominant standard for wireless LANs (WLANS) worldwide. Anyone can set up a Wi-Fi network and cover an area of typically 100-500 feet with Internet access hundreds of times faster than a modem connection. It has become the “TCP/IP of wireless”, a single networking standard for all developers, equipment manufacturers, service providers and users. As with TCP/IP, any innovation in Wi-Fi benefits everyone else in the Wi-Fi community.
This study aims to give an overview over WLANs from different point of views.
For example, Part-1 handles the technical aspects of WLANs, including its network topology, radio topology, brief explanation of the IEEE 802.11 standards and securing the WLAN, that’s plus comparing Wi-Fi with other technologies, for example 3G and Bluetooth.
Part-2 discusses Wi-Fi as a Market/Business model. This part presents some case studies for existing models that are already used in USA and Europe. This part must be taken into consideration, when establishing a well-defined Wi-Fi market in Egypt.
Part-3 discusses the regulatory aspects of Wi-Fi. This part takes an overlook over the regulators of the advanced countries and how they deal with introducing Wi-Fi to the market.