Mobile Systems

  • Ian Groves

Part of the BT Telecommunications Series book series (BTTS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. I. S. Groves
    Pages 1-13
  3. M. T. H. Hewitt
    Pages 14-35
  4. J. Button, K. Calderhead, I. Goetz, M. Hodges, R. Patient, R. Pilkington et al.
    Pages 36-66
  5. R. P. Merrett, S. J. Buttery
    Pages 81-96
  6. R. J. Finean
    Pages 117-129
  7. I. Goetz
    Pages 130-149
  8. C. J. Fenton, W. Johnston, J. D. Gilliland
    Pages 150-179
  9. I. S. Groves, A. J. Clapton
    Pages 190-202
  10. P. R. Tattersall
    Pages 218-237
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-254

About this book

Introduction

Mobile systems - primarily cellular telephony - have been the fastest moving telecommunications development to date with a world-wide customer base that in the ten or so years to April 1996 reached 100 million and continues with a current growth rate of 60% per annum world-wide. Predictions suggest that the customer base will exceed 1 billion within the next ten years and that the saturation level is around 80% of any population. Faced with such statistics any book such as this can proffer little more than a snapshot of the activities and developments that are at present taking place within the mobile world. It can, however, reflect on some of the underlying principles that support the industry. The opening chapter offers a vision for the future of mobile communications - that of more mobile than fixed connections to the world's telecommunica­ tions networks - one which, interestingly, pre-dates the emergence of the information superhighway. The Internet whose growth of computer networks has, in recent years, exceeded that of even mobile systems is demanding ever more bandwidth to support its multimedia applications and access for people on the move. The communications needs of the next century customer are the driv­ ers behind the convergence of computing and telecommunications networks, the mobile component of which will be realized as Third Generation Mobile Sys­ tems (fGMS).

Keywords

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) communication network design optimization satellite telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Groves
    • 1
  1. 1.British Telecommunications Research LaboratoriesUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6377-8
  • Copyright Information British Telecommunications plc 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7929-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6377-8
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