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A planar printed antenna comprising a driven strip monopole and a parasitic shorted strip, both of comparable length and closely coupled to each other, suitable for eight-band LTE/GSM/UMTS operation in the mobile phone is presented. The proposed antenna is mainly configured along the boundary of the no-ground portion on the system circuit board of the mobile phone to achieve a simple and compact structure. Also, the edge of the no-ground portion facing the system ground plane on the circuit board is not necessarily a straight line, leading to more degrees of freedom in allocating the required no-ground portion on the circuit board for printing the antenna. The driven strip monopole and the parasitic shorted strip both contribute their lowest and higher-order resonant modes to form two wide operating bands centered at about 830 and 2200 MHz to respectively cover the LTE700/GSM850/900 operation (698-960 MHz) and GSM1800/ 1900/UMTS/LTE2300/2500 operation (1710-2690 MHz).