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Cellular Networks: Past, Present, and Future

Walters, Lourens O and Pieter S Kritzinger (2000) Cellular Networks: Past, Present, and Future. In ACM Crossroads Student Magazine.

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Mobile communication is the fastest growing field in the telecommunications industry. The most successful mobile communication system is the cellular radio network. A cellular radio network is used to transmit voice and data. Data transmission over a cellular network is a new service, which makes data networks accessible from mobile terminals via cellular telephones. This article discusses cellular radio network technology and its applications, especially pertaining to data transmission. Its history, present state, operation and planned future developments are explained.

EPrint Type:Newspaper/Magazine Article
Keywords:GSM, PCS, TDMA, UMTS, 3G, WCDMA, GPRS, WAP, STK, Bluetooth
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:106
Deposited By:Walters, Lourens Olivier
Deposited On:25 March 2004
Alternative Locations:http://www.acm.org/crossroads/xrds7-2/cellular.html