Personal Communications Service

Personal Communications Service

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Personal communication services (PCS) is a new concept that will expand the horizon of wireless communications beyond the limitations of current cellular systems to provide users with the means to communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime. It is called PCS by the FCC or personal communications networks (PCN) by the rest of the world. Its goal is to provide integrated communications (such as voice, data, and video) between nomadic subscribers irrespective of time, location, and mobility patterns. It promises near-universal access to mobile telephony, messaging, paging, and data transfer.

Chapter Contents:

  • 14.1 Personal Communications Systems
  • 14.2 Basic Features of PCS
  • 14.3 PCS Solutions
  • 14.4 PCS Architecture
  • 14.4.1 Taiwan PCS Architecture
  • 14.4.2 Tactical PCS System Architecture
  • 14.4.3 PCS Architecture for Cellular, Generic Cable, and Bellcore Systems
  • 14.4.4 PCS-Capable Switch Architecture
  • 14.5 PCS Standard
  • 14.5.1 The PCS Standard Committees and Their Various Models
  • 14.6 PCS Satellite Services
  • 14.7 PCS Access Methods
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Problems

Inspec keywords: personal communication networks; cellular radio; subscriber loops

Other keywords: wireless communication; integrated communication; personal communication service; FCC; data transfer; PCN; personal communication network; PCS; mobility pattern; paging; messaging; cellular system; nomadic subscriber; near-universal access; mobile telephony

Subjects: Subscriber loops; Telephony; Mobile radio systems

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