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IEEE Personal Communications

Issue 3 • Date June 2000

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  • The Global System for Mobile Communications Short Message Service

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):15 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (18)
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    This tutorial presents an overview of the Global System for Mobile Communications Short Message Service from the viewpoint of implementing new telematic services. The SMS offers the users of GSM networks the ability to exchange alphanumeric messages up to the limit of 160 characters. The tutorial is motivated by an acute absence of research publications in this field. The information gathered in t... View full abstract»

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  • A comparative evaluation of DECT, PACS, and PHS standards for wireless local loop applications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):35 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In a comparative analysis the performance and capacity of DECT, PACS, and PHS for WLL applications have been investigated. This article reports the results of both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The qualitative evaluation consists of a detailed comparison of the parameters of each standard and their relevance in WLL applications. In the quantitative analysis detailed simulations have been ... View full abstract»

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  • Precision of the estimation of area coverage by planning tools in cellular systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):50 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Coverage prediction in modern cellular systems is usually performed with the aid of a planning tool, using a suitable elevation and terrain digital model (i.e., a database of heights and land usage) and algorithms that estimate basic path loss plus additional diffraction loss. These algorithms produce a mean field strength estimation on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and the tool can then compute the per... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile prepaid phone services

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):6 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (24)
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    During the past few years, the mobile prepaid service has been growing exponentially all over the world. Four approaches have been proposed to provide mobile prepaid service. We describe these approaches and compare their strengths and weaknesses. Our analysis indicates that the handset based approach is a low-cost, high-risk solution. The wireless intelligent network approach is a high-cost, low-... View full abstract»

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  • UMTS W-CDMA: evaluation of radio performance by means of link level simulations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):42 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    This article presents link level simulation results for the FDD component of UMTS, based on the W-CDMA access technique. Simulation results are given for different service classes: 8 kb/s voice, 144 kb/s circuit-switched data (LDD), and 480 kb/s packet-switched data (UDD). The performance is given in terms of the bit error rate and block erasure rate. Results are provided as a function of the E View full abstract»

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  • Data detection techniques for DS/CDMA mobile systems: a review

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (51)  |  Patents (7)
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    As system requirements in terms of the BER performance and capacity increase, so will the need for more advanced detection techniques. The application of advanced receiver structures is optional for phase 2 of the UMTS FDD mode, while it is mandatory for the time-division duplex mode. Layer 1 of both modes is based on wideband direct sequence code-division multiple access technology, where a physi... View full abstract»

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This Magazine ceased publication in 2001. The current retitled publication is IEEE Wireless Communications.

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