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.
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.