IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 6 • June 1992

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  • Global development of PCS

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):22 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A brief survey of international efforts to address spectrum and incumbency issues and implement new personal communications services (PCS) is presented. Worldwide frequency allocations agreed to in the 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC 92) are discussed. The development of personal communication services in European, Asian, and North American countries is reviewed.<> View full abstract»

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  • New markets emerge as PCN reduces wireless link costs

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):28 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Issues concerning the ancillary PCN (personal communication network) markets, including the required data rate, coexistence, range and environment, FCC regulation, system complexity, and cost of implementation, are discussed. Considerations in establishing system goals, the battery operation and dynamic range of portable transmitters and receivers, and implementation approaches such as data modula... View full abstract»

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  • Leaping from the barricades (PCN)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):34 - 36
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    Following extensive discussion between the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and private industry on competing personal communication system (PCS) technologies and regulatory policies, the FCC took a concrete step to address, in a notice of proposed rulemaking released in February 1992, the most critical issue to PCS development: spectrum allocation. The FCC targeted 220 MHz of spectrum, ... View full abstract»

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  • The ideal communications service (PCN)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):38 - 42
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    The development of personal communications network (PCN) technology in the United Kingdom is reviewed. It is argued that the perceived benefits of PCN, smaller handsets, improved communication quality, and increased capacity of the PCN technology, as compared with the competing cellular networks, are expected to give the personal communications concept mass-market appeal. Future technological deve... View full abstract»

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  • WARC embraces PCN

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):44 - 46
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    A compromise reached at the 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC-92) concerning the international frequency allocations for personal communications systems (PCSs) is reviewed. The PCS debate at the WARC-92 resulted in the collision of two nearly polar views: that of the Europeans, whose advocacy of PCS techniques was limitless; and that of the United States, whose enthusiasm was consid... View full abstract»

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  • PCS in the US and Europe

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):48 - 50
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    It is argued that Europe is well ahead of the US in spectrum identification, standards development, and equipment deployment for personal communication networks (PCNs). However, the very speed with which wireless activities vaulted the Europeans into prominence has caused the process to outrun the marketplace, the realities of which have slowed the process. In the US, the pace of PCN deployment wi... View full abstract»

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  • Personal communications services

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):53 - 54
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    The history of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) examination of proposals to allocate radio frequency spectrum to a new and innovative range of services it calls personal communications services (PCS) is outlined. Personal communication networks (PCN), which will supply mobile two-way, mass-market communications services, the most advanced offering of the PCS area, and spectrum alloca... View full abstract»

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  • Urban/suburban out-of-sight propagation modeling

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):56 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (105)  |  Patents (13)
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    A model for the calculation of the path loss characteristics of a direct sequence (DS) spread spectrum signal which occurs when a mobile user is out-of-sight of the base station due to building blockage is presented. The environments studied are common throughout the world. Results for the experiments in which a base station antenna was set at heights of 6.6 m or 3.3 m, while the mobile antenna wa... View full abstract»

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