Date Added: Aug 2012
Heterogeneous wireless Mesh networks will be dominant in the next-generation wireless networks with the integration of various wireless access networks. The deployment of various wireless technologies (2G, 3G, WLAN, WMAN, etc.) in combination with the evolution of Mobile Terminals (MTs) with multiple network interfaces and the development of IP-based applications (non-real-time or real-time) has allowed the user to have access to IP services anywhere at any time from any network. One revolutionary step, driven by this universal wireless access, is the Fourth Generation (4G) of wireless communications.