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Title: A review of personal communications services
Authors: Cheng, H
Wang, X
Huang, M
Yang, S
Keywords: Telecommunication network
Wireless communications
Cellular telephone
Personal communications services
Personal communications network
Intelligent network
Broadband PCS
Narrowband PCS
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Citation: Mobile Computing Research and Applications Chen, KY; Lee, HK Ed(s)), Ch.8: 149 - 165, 2009
Abstract: PCS is an acronym for Personal Communications Service. PCS has two layers of meaning. At the low layer, from the technical perspective, PCS is a 2G mobile communication technology operating at the 1900 MHz frequency range. At the upper layer, PCS is often used as an umbrella term that includes various wireless access and personal mobility services with the ultimate goal of enabling users to freely communicate with anyone at anytime and anywhere according to their demand. Ubiquitous PCS can be implemented by integrating the wireless and wireline systems on the basis of intelligent network (IN), which provides network functions of terminal and personal mobility. In this chapter, we focus on various aspects of PCS except location management. First we describe the motivation and technological evolution for personal communications. Then we introduce three key issues related to PCS: spectrum allocation, mobility, and standardization efforts. Since PCS involves several different communication technologies, we introduce its heterogeneous and distributed system architecture. IN is also described in detail because it plays a critical role in the development of PCS. Finally, we introduce the application of PCS and its deployment status since the mid-term of 1990’s.
Description: This article can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2009 Nova Science Publishers, Ltd
Sponsorship: This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60673159 and 70671020; the National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China under Grant No. 2006AA01Z214, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of UK under Grant EP/E060722/1.
ISBN: 978-1-60741-101-7
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