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Mobile and Personal Communication Systems and Services

ISBN: 978-0-471-66096-5
352 pages
April 2004, Wiley-IEEE Press
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"Raj Pandya, international expert in Universal Personal Telecommunications (UPT), guides you through the past, present, and future of mobile and personal communication systems. Telecommunications professionals and students will find a comprehensive discussion of mobile telephone, data, and multimedia services, and how the evolution toward next-generation systems will shape tomorrow s mobile communications industry.

A broad systems overview combined with carefully selected technical details give you a clear understanding of the basic technology, architecture, and applications associated with mobile communications. You ll learn valuable information on numbering, identities, and performance benchmarks to help you plan and design mobile systems and networks. A timely discussion of underlying regional and international standards will keep you informed of the influences at work in the industry today.

You ll also gain essential insights into the future direction of mobile and personal communications from an in-depth analysis of:

* International Mobile Telecommunications 2000 (IMT-2000)
* Global Mobile Satellite Systems
* Universal Personal Telecommunications
* Mobile Data Communications
* The outlook for GSM, IS-136, and IS-95.

MOBILE AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES AND SYSTEMS is indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand what lies ahead for this rapidly evolving technology."
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Table of Contents




The Cellular Concept and Its Initial Implementations.

Digital Cellular Mobile Systems.

Low Power Wireless Communications Systems and NorthAmerican PCS.

Mobile Data Communications.

IMT-2000: Third-Generation Mobile Communication Systems.

Global Mobile Satellite Systems.

Personal Mobility and Universal Personal Telecommunication (UPT).

Appendix A: Numbers and Identitied for Mobile and Personal Communication Networks.

Appendix B: Performance Benchmarks for Mobile and Personal Communication Systems and Networks.

Appendix C: Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Book.


About the Author.
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Author Information

About the Author Raj Pandya worked in the Systems Engineering Division of Bell-Northern Research and Nortel Networks for over 20 years. His research activities during this period included teletraffic modeling of telecommunication systems and networks, mobile network modeling and performance, and Personal Communication Services. Dr. Pandya is a consultant on mobile communications, with primary focus on Network Standards for IMT-2000, the international standard for the next generation mobile communications system specified by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He is chairman of Working Party 3 in the ITU-T Study Group 11 responsible for developing signal requirements for IMT-2000. He is also the program manager for IMT-2000 network related studies in ITU-T.
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