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Mobile Wireless Communications by Mischa Schwartz

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Chapter 102.5G/3G Mobile wireless systems: packet-switched data

10.1 Introduction

Previous chapters of this book have focused on second-generation (2G) wireless systems designed principally for wireless telephony, i.e., to carry voice calls, interfacing with wired telephone networks. We discuss in this chapter worldwide efforts to develop and deploy more advanced cellular networks, designed to provide higher bit rate wireless data services to interface with the Internet and other data networks. The objective is to provide wireless networks capable of carrying multimedia traffic such as voice, video, images, and data files interfacing with wired networks to present the user with seamless communication, where possible, end-to-end. These cellular ...

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