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Global mobile personal communications by satellite (GMPCS), how will developing countries benefit?

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1 Author(s)
Westerveld, R. ; Sch. of Syst. Eng., Policy Anal. & Manage., Delft Univ. of Technol., Netherlands

Now that at least one of the proposed satellite systems for mobile personal communication has almost become a reality (e.g. Iridium has launched almost half of its planned satellites and others are to follow), the high potential of these systems for the developing world is stressed in many places. This paper gives an overview of developments in broadband satellite proposals. It also elaborates on some technical issues and regulatory problems involved with the introduction of these systems in the practical reality of the developing world

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Personal Wireless Communications, 1997 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

17-19 Dec 1997