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An overview of third-generation wireless personal communications: a European perspective

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2 Author(s)
Ojanpera, T. ; Nokia Res. Center, Espoo, Finland ; Prasad, R.

An overview of third-generation wireless personal communications is presented, and the challenges to meet its demands are examined. At the ITU level, the third generation is known as IMT-2000. In Europe, the third generation of wireless personal communications is known as UMTS. Special attention has been paid in giving a brief description of the research and development, standardization, and regulatory activities. The UMTS terrestrial radio access (UTRA) concept is presented. The different ACTS projects involved in making UMTS a success are introduced

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Personal Communications, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 6 )