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Overview of wireless personal communications

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3 Author(s)
Padgett, J.E. ; AT&T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA ; Gunther, C.G. ; Hattori, T.

This article presents an overview of the current state of wireless communications, including relevant ongoing activities in technology development, standards, and spectrum allocation. The authors discuss cellular radio, cordless telephony, and wireless data systems. Ongoing and planned future developments are summarized. The presentation is oriented toward broad coverage rather than technical depth. However, brief discussions of the air interfaces for existing digital cellular and digital cordless systems are provided, because the air interface bears heavily on system capacity and the environments in which the system can be used, as well as on the cost and complexity of the equipment

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 1 )