Cellular Networks: Past, Present, and Future

Walters, Lourens O and Kritzinger, Pieter S (2000) Cellular Networks: Past, Present, and Future, 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.

Item Type: Newspaper or Magazine article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GSM, PCS, TDMA, UMTS, 3G, WCDMA, GPRS, WAP, STK, Bluetooth
Subjects: Computer systems organization > Architectures > Distributed architectures
Alternate Locations: http://www.acm.org/crossroads/xrds7-2/cellular.html
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2004
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:36
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/106

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