Cordless Telecommunications in Europe

The Evolution of Personal Communications

  • Wally H. W. Tuttlebee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Wally Tuttlebee
      Pages 1-4
  3. Historical and Marketplace Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Dominic Clancy
      Pages 7-25
    3. Wally Tuttlebee
      Pages 27-49
    4. Heinz Ochsner
      Pages 51-66
    5. Ed Candy, Norbert Soulié, Peter Striebel, Wally Tuttlebee
      Pages 67-86
  4. Cordless Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Andrew Bud
      Pages 89-107
    3. Dag Åkerberg, Julian Trinder
      Pages 109-142
    4. Bob Swain, Peter Hulbert
      Pages 143-185
    5. Frank Owen
      Pages 187-208
    6. Brian Bidwell
      Pages 209-229
  5. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. John Gardiner, Wally Tuttlebee
      Pages 233-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-304

About this book


The mobile telecommunications industry is experiencing consider­ able growth at present and with the increased traffic capacities which these systems provide and falling equipment prices, it is expected to continue to grow throughout the 1990s. Projections of equipment costs indicate that even portable cellular handsets could come within the reach of many customers well before the end of the century. This will transform mobile communications services from a minority, high cost application into a mainstream telecommunications service. For both market and technical reasons it is likely that the distinction between cellular, Telepoint and paging services will decrease, and the provision of common hardware in the form of a Universal Personal Communicator will become increasingly feasible. 1987 Green Paper on The European Commission's June Telecommunications included the proposal to create a European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). This has resulted in a major reform of the European standards-setting process with the establishment of ETSI in March 1988 in Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France. In the field of cordless telecommunications, ETSI has charged its Technical Sub-Committee RES 3 with producing the Digital European Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard by October 1991. In the meantime, the UK CT2 Common Air Interface (CAl) has been agreed by ETSI RES in March 1990 as the basis for an Interim European Telecommuni­ cations Standard (I-ETS) for Telepoint applications within Europe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wally H. W. Tuttlebee
    • 1
  1. 1.Roke Manor Research Ltd.Romsey, HampshireUK

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