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Essential Guide to Telecommunications, The, Third Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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Chapter 9. Wireless Services

In this chapter...

  • Historical Background of Mobile and Cellular Services

  • Spectrum Allocation

  • Cellular Telephone Service— Technologies

  • Mobile Carriers

  • The Mobile Market

  • The Transition from Second to Third Generation MOBILE Networks

  • Mobile Internet Access, Messaging Services and Bluetooth

  • Specialized Mobile Radio—Originally Voice, Later Data

  • Paging Services

  • Satellites

  • Time Division Multiple Access, GSM and Code Division Multiple Access Air Interfaces

Cellular service is the single-most important technology bringing basic telephone service to large parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa. For vast numbers of people in these regions, a mobile telephone is the first telephone service they will have. The number of cellular telephones ...

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