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1 Pioneers of radio telephony 2 Emergence of commercial mobile phone services 3 First generation: Cellular networks 4 Second generation: Digital networks 5 Third generation: High speed IP data networks 6 Growth of mobile broadband and the emergence of 4G 7 Patents 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links

[edit] Pioneers of radio telephony
of Murray, Kentucky. He applied this patent to "cave radio" telephones and not directly to cellular telephony as the term is currently understood.[1] In 1910 Lars Magnus Ericsson installed a telephone in his car, although this was not a radio telephone. While travelling across the country, he would stop at a place where telephone lines were accessible and using a pair of long electric wires he could connect to the national telephone network.[2] In Europe, radio telephony was first used on the first-class passenger trains between Berlin and Hamburg in 1926. At the same time, radio telephony was introduced on passenger airplanes for air traffic security. Later radio telephony was introduced on a large scale in German tanks during the Second World War. After the war German police in the British zone of occupation first used disused tank telephony equipment to run the first radio patrol cars.[citation needed] In all of these cases the service was confined to specialists that were trained to use the equipment. In the early 1950s ships on the Rhine were among the first to use radio telephony with an untrained end customer as a user. Two-way radios (known as mobile rigs) were used in vehicles such as taxicabs, police cruisers, and ambulances, but were not mobile phones because they were not normally connected to the telephone network. Users could not dial phone numbers from their vehicles. A large community of mobile radio users, known as the mobileers, popularized the technology that would eventually give way to the mobile phone. Originally, mobile two-way radios were permanently installed in vehicles, but later versions such as the so-

called transportables or "bag phones" were equipped with a cigarette lighter plug so that they could also be carried, and thus could be used as either mobile or as portable two-way radios. During the early 1940s, Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and later developed a large hand-held two-way radio for the US military. This battery powered "Handie-Talkie" (HT) was about the size of a man's forearm. In 1946 soviet engineers G. Shapiro and I. Zaharchenko successfully tested their version of a radio mobile phone mounted inside a car. The device could connect to local telephone network with a range of up to 20 kilometers.

Top of cellular telephone tower In December 1947, Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young, Bell Labs engineers, proposed hexagonal cells for mobile phones in vehicles.[3] Philip T. Porter, also of Bell Labs, proposed that the cell towers be at the corners of the hexagons rather than the centers and have directional antennas that would transmit/receive in three directions (see picture at right) into three adjacent hexagon cells.[4] The technology did not exist then and the frequencies had not yet been allocated. Cellular technology was undeveloped until the 1960s, when Richard H. Frenkiel and Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs developed the electronics. In 1957 young Soviet radio engineer Leonid Kupriyanovich from Moscow created the portable mobile phone, named after himself as LK-1 or "radiophone".[5] This true mobile phone consisted of a relatively small-sized handset equipped with an antenna and rotary dial, and communicated with a base station. Kupriyanovich's "radiophone" had 3 kilogram of total weight, could operate up to 20 or 30 kilometers, and had 20 or 30 hours of battery lifespan. LK-1 and its layout was depicted in popular Soviet magazines as Nauka i zhizn, 8, 1957, p. 49, Yuniy technik, 7, 1957, p. 43–44. Engineer Kupriyanovich patented his mobile phone in the same year 1957 (author's certificate (USSR Patent) # 115494, 1.11.1957). The base station of LK-1 (called ATR, or Automated Telephone Radiostation) could connect to local telephone network and serve several customers.

In 1958, Kupriyanovich resized his "radiophone" to "pocket" version. The weight of improved "light" handset was about 500 grams. In 1967, each mobile phone had to stay within the cell area serviced by one base station throughout the phone call. This did not provide continuity of automatic telephone service to mobile phones moving through several cell areas. A patent for the first wireless phone as we know today was issued in US Patent Number 3,449,750 to George Sweigert of Euclid, Ohio on June 10, 1969. The concepts of frequency reuse and handoff, as well as a number of other concepts that formed the basis of modern cell phone technology, were described in the 1970s. In 1970 Amos E. Joel, Jr., another Bell Labs engineer,[6] invented an automatic "call handoff" system to allow mobile phones to move through several cell areas during a single conversation without loss of conversation. Also Fluhr and Nussbaum,[7] Hachenburg et al. [8] , and U.S. Patent 4,152,647, issued May 1, 1979 to Charles A. Gladden and Martin H. Parelman, both of Las Vegas, Nevada and assigned by them to the United States Government.

[edit] Emergence of commercial mobile phone services

Mobile car phone, 1964 During the 1950s the experiments of the pioneers started to appear as usable services across society, both commercially and culturally. In the 1954 movie Sabrina, the businessman Linus Larrabee (played by Humphrey Bogart) makes a call from the phone in the back of his limousine. In 1956, the first fully automatic mobile phone system, called MTA (Mobile Telephone system A), was developed by Ericsson and commercially released in Sweden. This was the first system that did not require any kind of manual control in base stations, but had the disadvantage of a phone weight of 40 kg (90 lb). MTB, an upgraded version with transistors, weighing 9 kg (20 lb), was introduced in 1965 and used DTMF signaling. It had 150 customers in the beginning and 600 when it shut down in 1983. The first person to have a mobile phone in the United Kingdom was reputedly Prince Philip, who had a system fitted into the trunk of his Aston Martin in 1957. The Prince

could make phone calls to the Queen while driving, which was thought to be quite amazing at the time. The Duke of Gloucester heard about the mobile phone and tried to obtain one, but the Post Office denied his request. They were prepared to indulge the husband of Her Majesty, but nobody else, as the system used an entire dedicated radio frequency.

Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola, made the first US analogue mobile phone call on a larger prototype model in 1973. This is a reenactment in 2007 In 1958 the USSR also began to deploy the "Altay" national civil mobile phone service specially for motorists.[9] The newly-developed mobile telephone system was based on Soviet MRT-1327 standard. The main developers of the Altay system were the Voronezh Science Research Institute of Communications (VNIIS) and the State Specialized Project Institute (GSPI). In 1963 this service started in Moscow, and in 1970 the Altay service already was deployed in 30 cities of the USSR. The last upgraded versions of the Altay system are still in use in some places of Russia as a trunking system. In 1959 a private telephone company located in Brewster, Kansas, USA, the S&T Telephone Company, (still in business today) with the use of Motorola Radio Telephone equipment and a private tower facility, offered to the public mobile telephone services in that local area of NW Kansas. This system was a direct dial up service through their local switchboard, and was installed in many private vehicles including grain combines, trucks, and automobiles. For some as yet unknown reason, the system after being placed online and operated for a very brief time period was shut down. The management of the company was immediately changed, and the fully operable system and related equipment was immediately dismantled in early 1960, not to be seen again. In 1960, the world’s first partly automatic car phone system Mobile System A (MTA)| MTA was launched in Sweden. With MTA, calls could be made and received in the car

to/from the public telephone network, and the car phone could be paged. The phone number was dialed using a rotary dial. Calling from the car was fully automatic, while calling to it required an operator. The person who wanted to call a mobile phone had to know which base station the mobile phone was covered by. The system was developed by Sture Laurén and other engineers at Televerket network operator. Ericsson provided the switchboard while Svenska Radioaktiebolaget (SRA) owned by Ericsson and Marconi provided the telephones and base station equipment. MTA phones were consisted of vacuum tubes and relays, and had a weight of 40 kg. In 1962, a more modern version called Mobile System B (MTB) was launched, which was a push-button telephone, and which used transistors in order to enhance the telephone’s calling capacity and improve its operational reliability. In 1971 the MTD version was launched, opening for several different brands of equipment and gaining commercial success.[10][11] In 1966, Bulgaria presented the pocket mobile automatic phone RAT-0,5 combined with a base station RATZ-10 (RATC-10) on Interorgtechnika-66 international exhibition. One base station, connected to one telephone wire line, could serve up to six customers.

Portable cellphone, 1970s In December 1971, AT&T submitted a proposal for cellular service to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). After years of hearings, the FCC approved the proposal in 1982 for Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) and allocated frequencies in the 824–894 MHz band.[12] Analog AMPS was superseded by Digital AMPS in 1990. One of the first successful public commercial mobile phone networks was the ARP network in Finland, launched in 1971. Posthumously, ARP is sometimes viewed as a zero generation (0G) cellular network, being slightly above previous proprietary and limited coverage networks. The origin of the modern cell phone can be traced back to the year 1973 when Motorola invented the first cellular portable telephone to be commercialised, known as Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive is considered to be the inventor of this mobile phone for use in a non-vehicle setting. There was a long race between Motorola and Bell Labs to produce the first such portable mobile phone. Cooper is the first inventor named on "Radio telephone system" filed on October 17, 1973 with the US Patent Office and later issued as US Patent 3,906,166;[13] other named

the NTT network had been expanded to cover the whole population of Japan and became the first nation-wide 1G network.[17] [edit] First generation: Cellular networks Main article: 1G Man using cell phone. who successfully pushed Motorola to develop wireless communication products that would be small enough to use outside the home. . The initial launch network covered the full metropolitan area of Tokyo's over 20 million inhabitants with a cellular network of 23 base stations. Vodafone made the UK's first mobile call at a few minutes past midnight on 1 January 1985. office or automobile and participated in the design of the cellular phone. if somewhat heavy portable handset. John F. Dr. Engel of Bell Labs. The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979. 1973 to his rival.[14][15] Using a modern. Motorola's chief of portable communication products. Mitchell.[16]. and the ability to transfer calls from one site to the next as the user travelled between cells during a conversation. 1973 The main technological development that distinguished the First Generation mobile phones from the previous generation was the use of multiple cell sites. Within five years.contributors on the patent included Cooper's boss. Cooper made the first cellular phone call on a handheld mobile phone on April 3. Joel S.

tall cell site towers with no antennae on the upper parts of their towers. smaller cells and thus more capacity. Mexico and Canada. centrally controlled base stations (cell sites). the ability to reduce transmission power allowed new cells to be added. and is considered as the father of the NMT system and some consider him also the father of the cellular phone. The cell sites would be set up such that cells partially overlapped. which allowed range and cell size to vary. to a large extent. Finland. each providing service to a small area (a cell).Analog Motorola DynaTAC 8000X Advanced Mobile Phone System mobile phone as of 1983 The second launch of 1G networks was the simultaneous launch of the Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) system in Denmark. These sites originally created large cells. including handover. Bell Labs developed modern commercial cellular technology (based. In 1984. and so had their . The Swedish electrical engineer Östen Mäkitalo started to work on this vision in 1966. so the same channel can be used simultaneously for separate conversations in different cells. Norway and Sweden in 1981. The first NMT installations as well as the First AMPS installations were based on the Ericsson AXE digital exchange nodes. which employed multiple. Parelman Patent). resulting in more. Cellular systems required several leaps of technology. NMT was the first mobile phone network featuring international roaming. As the system expanded and neared capacity. a signal between a base station (cell site) and a terminal (phone) only need be strong enough to reach between the two. In a cellular system.[19][20] Several countries were among the earliest to launch 1G networks in the early 1980s including the UK. The first 1G network launched in the USA was Chicago based Ameritech in 1983 using the famous first hand-held mobile phone Motorola DynaTAC. The evidence of this growth can still be seen in the many older. This system included variable transmission power in both the base stations and the telephones (controlled by the base stations). which allowed a conversation to continue as a mobile phone traveled from cell to cell.[18]. on the Gladden.

5G. For example. In America the IS-54 standard was deployed in the same band as AMPS and displaced some of the existing analog channels. [edit] Second generation: Digital networks Main articles: 2G. primarily using the GSM standard.75G Two 1991 GSM mobile phones with several AC adapters In the 1990s. the 'second generation' (2G) mobile phone systems emerged. but also was largely related to the higher density of cellular sites caused by increasing usage levels. and 2. Coinciding with the introduction of 2G systems was a trend away from the larger "brickle" phones toward tiny 100–200g hand-held devices. This decreased the demand for high transmission powers to reach distant towers for customers to be satisfied. the 900 MHz frequency range was used for both 1G and 2G systems in Europe. though with some overlap. In general the frequencies used by 2G systems in Europe were higher than those in America. This change was possible through technological improvements such as more advanced batteries and more energy-efficient electronics.antennae mounted atop high towers. 2. the towers were designed so that as the system expanded—and cell sizes shrank—the antennae could be lowered on their original masts to reduce range. The rise in mobile phone usage as a result of 2G was explosive and this era also saw the advent of prepaid mobile phones In 1991 the first GSM network (Radiolinja) opened in Finland. and also by the introduction of advanced and fast phone-to-network signaling. These 2G phone systems differed from the previous generation in their use of digital transmission instead of analog transmission. which soon became the norm. so the 1G systems were rapidly closed down to make space for the 2G systems. .

In addition. as SMS text messaging became possible. there would also be a demand for ever greater data speeds. the standardization process focused on requirements more than technology (2 Mbit/s maximum data rate indoors. it became clear that demand for data services (such as access to the internet) was growing. if the experience from fixed broadband services was anything to go by. Finland was also the first country where advertising appeared on the mobile phone when a free daily news headline service on SMS text messaging was launched in 2000. 2G also introduced the ability to access media content on mobile phones. The first commercial payments were mobile parking trialled in Sweden but first commercially launched in Norway in 1999. The first person-to-person SMS text message was sent in Finland in 1993. for example). 384 kbit/s outdoors. The first content sold to mobile phones was the ringing tone.Personal Handy-phone System mobiles and modems used in Japan around 1997–2003 The second generation introduced a new variant to communication. Today in many advanced markets the general public prefers sending text messages to placing voice calls. The main technological difference that distinguishes 3G technology from 2G technology is the use of packet-switching rather than circuit-switching for data transmission[21]. The first data services appeared on mobile phones starting with person-to-person SMS text messaging in Finland in 1993. The first commercial payment system to mimic banks and credit cards was launched in the Philippines in 1999 simultaneously by mobile operators Globe and Smart. sponsored by advertising. The 2G technology was nowhere near up to the job. The first full internet service on mobile phones was introduced by NTT DoCoMo in Japan in 1999. [edit] Third generation: High speed IP data networks Main article: 3G As the use of 2G phones became more widespread and people began to utilise mobile phones in their daily lives. initially on GSM networks and eventually on all digital networks. so the industry began to work on the next generation of technology known as 3G. first launched in 1998 in Finland. The first machine-generated SMS message was sent in the UK in 1991. First trial payments using a mobile phone to pay for a Coca Cola vending machine were set in Finland in 1998. . Furthermore. Soon SMS became the communication method of preference for the youth. when Radiolinja (now Elisa) in Finland introduced the downloadable ring tone as paid content.

Earlier in the decade there were doubts about whether 3G might happen. In Japan and South Korea the market no longer supplies phones of the second generation. and Monet in the USA. six more on WCDMA and two more on the EV-DO standard. These changes included the introduction of several new forward link data rates that increase the maximum burst rate from 2.Inevitably this led to many competing standards with different contenders pushing their own technologies. using the WCDMA technology. Also included were protocols that would decrease connection establishment time (called enhanced access channel MAC). NTT DoCoMo launched the first commercial 3G network on October 1. on WCDMA.1 Mbit/s. the ability for more than one mobile to share the same time slot (multi-user packets) and the introduction of QoS flags. which reflected 9% of the total worldwide subscriber base. with companies such as RealNetworks [3] and Disney [4] among the early pioneers in this type of offering. European launches of 3G were in Italy and the UK by the Three/Hutchison group. By the end of 2007 there were 295 Million subscribers on 3G networks worldwide.[22] The first pre-commercial trial network with 3G was launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan in the Tokyo region in May 2001. The high connection speeds of 3G technology enabled a transformation in the industry: for the first time. and the vision of a single unified worldwide standard looked far from reality. low bit rate communications such as VoIP. 2. .45 Mbit/s to 3. The 3G telecoms services generated over 120 Billion dollars of revenues during 2007 and at many markets the majority of new phones activated were 3G phones. CDMA2000-1X delivers theoretical maximum data speeds of up to 307 kbit/s. but is so narrowly above these that any practical system would be sure to fall short. About two thirds of these were on the WCDMA standard and one third on the EV-DO standard. In 2002 the first 3G networks on the rival CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology were launched by SK Telecom and KTF in South Korea.5G systems such as CDMA2000 1x and GPRS were developed as extensions to existing 2G networks. Monet has since gone bankrupt. 2003 saw a further 8 commercial launches of 3G. media streaming of radio (and even television) content to 3G handsets became possible [2]. and also whether 3G might become a commercial success. Revision A of EV-DO makes several additions to the protocol while keeping it completely backwards compatible with older versions of EV-DO. By the end of 2002. During the development of 3G systems. These provide some of the features of 3G without fulfilling the promised high data rates or full range of multimedia services. The standard 2G CDMA networks became 3G compliant with the adoption of Revision A to EV-DO. By the end of 2007 it had become clear that 3G was a reality and was clearly on the path to become a profitable venture. 2001. the second WCDMA network was launched in Japan by Vodafone KK (now Softbank). All these were put in place to allow for low latency. Just beyond these is the EDGE system which in theory covers the requirements for 3G system.

8. Such devices became especially popular for use with laptop computers due to the added portability they bestow. 3G networks would be overwhelmed by the growth of bandwidth-intensive applications like streaming media[23].0 Mbit/s. some computer manufacturers started to embed the mobile data function directly into the laptop so a dongle or MiFi wasn't needed. with the promise of speed improvements up to 10-fold over existing 3G technologies. instead employing an all-IP network. Other types of data-aware devices followed in the netbooks' footsteps. Consequently.6. E-readers. These types of devices marked the need to consider to evolve towards the fourth generation of the technology. the industry began looking to data-optimized 4thgeneration technologies. 3G+ or turbo 3G. also coined 3. Another new class of device appeared subsequently. plugged directly into a computer through the USB port. Consequently. the so-called "compact wireless router" such as the Novatel MiFi. at some point. Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1. had already become available with embedded wireless internet. The first such devices.5G. Thus. Instead. namely HighSpeed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). such as the Amazon Kindle and the Nook from Barnes & Noble. [edit] Growth of mobile broadband and the emergence of 4G Main article: 4G Although mobile phones had long had the ability to access data networks such as the Internet. By 2009. by Sprint) and the LTE standard. One of the main ways in which 4G differed technologically from 3G was in its elimination of circuit switching. it had become clear that. first offered in Scandinavia by TeliaSonera. it was not until the widespread availability of good quality 3G coverage in the mid 2000s that specialised devices appeared to access the mobile internet. 4G ushered . 3. Such 3G-capable laptops became commonly known as "netbooks". rather than just to a single computer via a USB plug-in. Further speed increases are available with HSPA+.2 and 14.In the mid 2000s an evolution of 3G technology begun to be implemented. the SIM card could be inserted directly into the device itself to access the mobile data services. which provides speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s downlink and 84 Mbit/s with Release 9 of the 3GPP standards. known as "dongles". which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity. which makes 3G internet connectivity available to multiple computers simultaneously over Wi-Fi.S. 7. The first two commercially available technologies billed as 4G were the WiMAX standard (offered in the U. and Apple Computer had announced plans for embedded wireless internet on its iPad tablet devices beginning that Fall. By the beginning of 2010. It is an enhanced 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family.

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were not officially categorized as mobile phones. Until the early 1990s. if somewhat heavy portable handset. mobile phone networks have since spread rapidly throughout the world. which allowed a mobile-phone user to travel through several cells during the same conversation. 1973. Cooper made the first call on a handheld mobile phone on April 3. Martin Cooper of Motorola is widely considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone for handheld use in a non-vehicle setting. With the advance of miniaturization and smaller digital components. mobile phones got smaller and lighter. outstripping the growth of fixed telephony. In 1945. At the time he made his call. a feature called "handover". Due to their low establishment costs and rapid deployment. Cooper was working as Motorola's General Manager of its Communications Division. was further developed by Bell Labs during the 1960s. In 1970 Amos Joel of Bell Labs invented the "call handoff" feature. the 0G generation of mobile telephones were introduced.The introduction of hexagonal cells for mobile phone base stations. 0G mobile telephones. while hand-held cellular radio devices have been available since 1983. most mobile phones were too large to be carried in a jacket pocket. since they did not support the automatic change of channel frequency in the middle of a call. invented in 1947 by Bell Labs engineers at AT&T. Radiophones have a long and varied history going back to the Second World War with military use of radio telephony links and civil services in the 1950s. so they were usually permanently installed in vehicles as car phones. Fully automatic cellular networks were first introduced in the early to mid1980s (the 1G generation). Using a modern. such as Mobile Telephone Service. . The first fully automatic mobile phone system was the 1981 Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) system. when the user moved from one cell (base station coverage area) to another cell.

Sharp. and UMTS communications. Pantech Curitel. and nation to nation. When the mobile phone or data device is tur registers with the mobile telephone exchange. which includes the networks of other w carriers. or while waiting (idle) between calls it will reselect ce Cell sites have relatively low-power (often only one or two watts) transmitters which broadcast their presence and relay communica between the mobile handsets and the switch. Many of these sites are camouflaged to blend with existin environments. CDMA2000. usually not more than 5 to 8 miles (approxi 13 kilometers) away. Motorola. the mobile device will "handoff" to various ce during calls. Sagem. NEC. Sierra Wireless. or switch. Benefon. The switch in turn c call to another subscriber of the same wireless service provider or public telephone network. and D-AMPS. The dialogue between the handset and the cell site is a stream of that includes digitized audio (except for the first generation analog networks). Some technologies includ analog. LG Mobile. Verizon. 3G. Philips.Toshiba. and soon to be Apple Inc. pole or buildin The phones have a low-power transceiver that transmits voice and the nearest cell sites. The technology that achieves this depends on the syst the mobile phone operator has adopted. As the u around the network. GPRS. Kyocera. Each network operator has a unique radio freque 3G Technology Here is a simple introduction to some aspects of 3G radio transmission technologies (RTTs). However. antennas of which are usually mounted on a tower. Sony Ericss Alcatel. and will then be alerted by the mobile switch when the incoming telephone call. High Tech Computer Corporat Fujitsu. particularly in high-scenery areas. BenQ-Siemens. Research In Motion. with its u identifiers. . You will find the subjects covered in this section useful if you later consider the more detailed discussions in the sections on 3G Standards and 3G Spectrum. all of them co through electromagnetic radio waves with a cell site base station. GSM. Technology Mobile phones and the network they operate under vary significan provider to provider. EV-DO. SK Teletech. There are also communication systems related to (but distinct from) mobile phon Professional Mobile Radio. with a global market share of approximately 36% in Q 2007. Panasonic (Matsu Electric). The handset constantly listens for the str signal being received from the surrounding base stations.Other mobile phone manufacturers include Audiovox (now U Starcom)..Manufacturers Nokia Corporation is currently the world's largest manufacturer of telephones. Sam Sanyo. Siemens.

a form of communication known as simplex: Simplex: Using a walkie-talkie you have to push a button to talk one-way. Mobile phones allow simultaneous twoway transfer of data .Simplex vs. it is called multiplex): Duplex: Allows simultaneous two-way data transfers. . only one person can talk at a time (the person doing the talking has to press a button). this is not how mobile phones work. Duplex When people use walkie-talkie radios to communicate. Of course.a situation known as duplex (if more than two data streams can be transmitted. This is because walkie-talkie radios only use one communication frequency .

there are two possible methods which we will now consider: TDD and FDD. the uplink and the downlink operate on the same frequency. This technique is called Frequency Division Duplex. or FDD. This is called Time Division Duplex. TDD vs. Asymmetric Transmission . How can duplex communication be achieved? Well.The communication channel from the base station to the mobile device is called the downlink. but they are switched very rapidly: one moment the channel is sending the uplink signal. it does appear that one channel is acting as both an uplink and a downlink at the same time. Because this switching is performed very rapidly.one frequency band for the uplink. and the communication from the mobile device back to the base station is called the uplink. TDD requires a guard time instead of a guard band between transmit and receive streams. one frequency band for the downlink. the next moment the channel is sending the downlink signal. Symmetric Transmission vs. In this approach. Duplex communications can also be achieved in time rather than by frequency. FDD Wireless duplexing has been traditionally implemented by dedicating two separate frequency bands: one band for the uplink and one band for the downlink (this arrangement of frequency bands is called paired spectrum). The two bands are separated by a "guard band" which provides isolation of the two signals: FDD: Uses paired spectrum . or TDD.

e. Micro cell .. streaming video). .the area of intermediate coverage.g. For example. a city centre. the internet (see this PDF file for more details).g. However. This will probably be the case for voice transmission the same amount of data is sent both ways.. TDD can be configured to provide 384kbps for the downlink (the direction of the major data transfer).g. On the other hand..the area of smallest coverage. Macro Cells. a "hot spot" in a hotel or airport.the area of largest coverage.g.. e. and 64kbps for the uplink (where the traffic largely comprises requests for information and acknowledgements). Micro Cells. e. Pico cell . See this PDF file for more details. TDD does not have this fixed structure. FDD transmission is not so well suited for asymmetric applications as it uses equal frequency bands for the uplink and the downlink (a waste of valuable spectrum). e. for internet connections or broadcast data (e. and Pico Cells The 3G network might be divided up in hierarchical fashion: • • • Macro cell .. and its flexible bandwidth allocation is well-suited to asymmetric applications. it is likely that more data will be sent from the server to the mobile device (the downlink). an entire city.Data transmission is symmetric if the data in the downlink and the data in the uplink is transmitted at the same data rate.g.

CDMA works by giving each user a unique code. the signal can still get through on another frequency. For 3G technology. TDMA vs. share the channel) without getting interference from other users.. This is why they are called "hot spots". a capability called multiple access. CDMA We have considered how a mobile phone can send and receive calls at the same time (via an uplink and a downlink). and it is not surprising that this technology was developed for military uses. TDD mode does not allow long range transmission (the delays incurred would cause interference between the uplink and the downlink). CDMA is Code Division Multiple Access. asymmetric transmission. This technique of spreading a signal over a wide frequency band is known as spread spectrum. The advantage of spread spectrum is that it is resistant to interference . there are basically two competing technologies to achieve multiple access: TDMA and CDMA.e. . Again. Each caller is assigned a specific time slot for transmission. TDD mode is highly efficient for transmission of internet data in pico cells. The receiver has knowledge of the sender's unique code.if a source of interference blocks one frequency. TDD mode can only be used in environments where the propagation delay is small (pico cells). For this reason.Why is there this sub-division of regions? It is because smaller regions (shorter ranges) allow higher user density and faster transmission rates. It works by dividing a single radio frequency into many small time slots. The transmitting frequency for any one user is not fixed but is allowed to vary within the limits of the band. Now we will examine how many users can be multiplexed into the same channel (i. As was explained in the previous section on symmetric transmission vs. and is therefore able to extract the correct signal no matter what the frequency. each caller has the impression of having exclusive use of the channel. because of the rapid switching. TDMA is Time Division Multiple Access. Spread spectrum signals are therefore difficult to jam. The signals from all the users can then be spread over a wide frequency band.

mixed with other data from other sources. 4. Packet data was originally developed as the technology behind the Internet. and that path stays open until the conversation ends. .Finally. A data packet. 5. let's consider another robust technology originally developed by the military which is finding application with 3G: packet switching. exclusive. Packet Switching Traditional connections for voice communications require a physical path connecting the users at the two ends of the line. At the start of the packet is a smaller area called a header. This method of connecting a transmitter and receiver by giving them exclusive access to a direct connection is called circuit switching. 3. Circuit Switching vs. transmitted over a line with all the other data. This part is called the payload. given a destination address. chopped into pieces (packets). This means that packets from many different phone users can be mixed into the same transmission channel. and correctly sorted at the other end. direct channel between the sender and the receiver. and those pieces are reassembled to recreate the original conversation. 2. In general. The header is vital because the header contains the address of the packet's intended recipient. Packet data is information which is: 1. Most modern networking technology is radically different from this traditional model because it uses packet data. reconstituted at the other end. There is no longer a need for a constant. the data to be transmitted is arbitrarily chopped-up into payloads of the same size. The major part of a packet's contents is reserved for the data to be transmitted. Packet-switched networks chop the telephone conversation into discrete "packets" of data like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle.

packets can only be added to the channel where there is an empty slot in the channel. and the user is only charged for the amount of data sent. However. 3. search Top of a cellular radio tower A cellular network is a radio network made up of a number of cells. For example. the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation. both the sender and the receiver get the impression of a communications channel which is "always on".Packet data is added to the channel only when there is something to send. References 1. when reading a small article. each served by at least one fixed-location transceiver known as a cell site or base station. leading to the fact that a guaranteed speed cannot be given. When joined together these cells provide radio coverage over a wide geographic area. and is the reason why internet pages can be slow to load. the user will only pay for what's been sent or received. 2. 4. 6. An Introduction to Third Generation Mobile Comms How Cell Phones Work ITU: All About 3G Technology CDMA Technology TDMA Technology FOMA Technology Cellular network From Wikipedia. This enables a . On the downside. The resultant delays pose a problem for voice transmission over packet networks. 5.

etc) to communicate with each other and with fixed transceivers and telephones anywhere in the network. circular or some other irregular shapes.3 Cellular frequency choice in mobile phone networks o 7. a land area to be supplied with radio service is divided into regular shaped cells. Cellular networks offer a number of advantages over alternative solutions: • • • • increased capacity reduced power usage larger coverage area reduced interference from other signals An example of a simple non-telephone cellular system is an old taxi driver's radio system where the taxi company has several transmitters based around a city that can communicate directly with each taxi.4 Coverage comparison of different frequencies 8 See also 9 References [edit] The concept Example of frequency reuse factor or pattern 1/4 In a cellular radio system. Each of these cells is assigned multiple frequencies (f1 .2 Cellular handover in mobile phone networks o 7. square. even if some of the transceivers are moving through more than one cell during transmission.large number of portable transceivers (mobile phones. which can be hexagonal. although hexagonal cells are conventional. via base stations. Contents [hide] • • • • • • • • • 1 The concept 2 Cell signal encoding 3 Frequency reuse 4 Directional antennas 5 Broadcast messages and paging 6 Movement from cell to cell and handover 7 Example of a cellular network: the mobile phone network o 7. pagers.1 Structure of the mobile phone cellular network o 7. The group of .f6) which have corresponding radio base stations.

however there is no problem with two cells sufficiently far apart operating on the same frequency. adjacent cells must utilise different frequencies. The drivers know which frequency covers approximately what area. [edit] Frequency reuse The key characteristic of a cellular network is the ability to re-use frequencies to increase both coverage and capacity. In the simple case of the taxi company. the transmitting and receiving frequencies used in each cell are different from the frequencies used in each neighbouring cell. only one transmission can be used on any given frequency. they will try other channels until they find one that works. When they do not receive a signal from the transmitter. If there is a single plain transmitter.frequencies can be reused in other cells. however. provided that the same frequencies are not reused in adjacent neighboring cells as that would cause co-channel interference. Other available methods of multiplexing such as polarization division multiple access (PDMA) and time division multiple access (TDMA) cannot be used to separate signals from one cell to the next since the effects of both vary with position and this would make signal separation practically impossible. As the drivers moved around. The taxi drivers only speak one at a time. [edit] Cell signal encoding To distinguish signals from several different transmitters. each radio had a manually operated channel selector knob to tune to different frequencies. but achieves the same result. is used in combination with either FDMA or CDMA in a number of systems to give multiple channels within the coverage area of a single cell. they would change from channel to channel. The elements that determine frequency reuse are the reuse distance and the reuse factor. In a simple taxi system. The principle of CDMA is more complex. there is inevitably some level of interference from the signal from the other cells which use the same frequency. frequency division multiple access (FDMA) and code division multiple access (CDMA) were developed. As described above. The increased capacity in a cellular network. the distributed transceivers can select one cell and listen to it. in a standard FDMA system. This means that. Unfortunately. Time division multiple access. there must be at least a one cell gap between cells which reuse the same frequency. when invited by the base station operator (in a sense TDMA). compared with a network with a single transmitter. With FDMA. . comes from the fact that the same radio frequency can be reused in a different area for a completely different transmission. the taxi driver manually tuned to a frequency of a chosen cell to obtain a strong signal and to avoid interference from signals from other cells.

7. Depending on the size of the city. and each sector can use a bandwidth of B/NK. Some current and historical reuse patterns are 3/7 (North American AMPS). D is calculated as where R is the cell radius and N is the number of cells per cluster. on the other hand. [edit] Directional antennas . 9 and 12 depending on notation). A reuse pattern of N/K denotes a further division in frequency among N sector antennas per site. the base station site can serve N different sectors. a taxi system may not have any frequency-reuse in its own city. but certainly in other nearby cities. In case of N sector antennas on the same base station site. but this is compensated for by the ability to use a frequency reuse factor of 1. for example using a reuse pattern of 1/1. frequency-reuse could certainly be in use. Cells may vary in radius in the ranges (1 km to 30 km). that does not mean the CDMA cell has only one sector. Code division multiple access-based systems use a wider frequency band to achieve the same rate of transmission as FDMA. adjacent base station sites use the same frequencies. but rather that the entire cell bandwidth is also available to each sector individually. 1/7. 4. each cell can only utilize a number of frequency channels corresponding to a bandwidth of B/K. N is typically 3. The boundaries of the cells can also overlap between adjacent cells and large cells can be divided into smaller cells [1] The frequency reuse factor is the rate at which the same frequency can be used in the network. the same frequency can be used. and 3/4 (GSM). If the total available bandwidth is B. Common values for the frequency reuse factor are 1/3. 1/9 and 1/12 (or 3. and the different base stations and users are separated by codes rather than frequencies. each with different direction. 1/4. In a big city. In other words.The reuse distance. It is 1/K (or K according to some books) where K is the number of cells which cannot use the same frequencies for transmission. While N is shown as 1 in this example. 6/4 (Motorola NAMPS).

This can be used directly for distributing information to multiple mobiles.144. for example in mobile telephony systems. but normally we know a limited number of cells where the phone is located (this group of . which repeat every 3 cells.[2] Each tower has three sets of directional antennas aimed in three different directions and receiving/transmitting into three different cells at different frequencies.S. a cellular map can be redrawn with the cellular telephone towers located at the corners of the hexagons where three cells converge.411 Although the original 2-way-radio cell towers were at the centers of the cells and were omni-directional. Large cells can be subdivided into smaller cells for high volume areas. This is called paging.[3] [edit] Broadcast messages and paging Practically every cellular system has some kind of broadcast mechanism. See U.Cellular telephone frequency reuse pattern. This provides a minimum of three channels for each cell. commonly. the most important use of broadcast information is to set up channels for one to one communication between the mobile transceiver and the base station. The numbers in the illustration are channel numbers. Patent 4. The details of the process of paging vary somewhat from network to network.

cells is called a Location Area in the GSM or UMTS system. or Routing Area if a data packet session is involved). All of . the taxi driver asked the base station operator to repeat the message on a different frequency. [edit] Example of a cellular network: the mobile phone network GSM network architecture The most common example of a cellular network is a mobile phone (cell phone) network. and in the UMTS system where it allows for low downlink latency in packet-based connections. Paging takes place by sending the broadcast message to all of those cells. Typically. when the taxi moved away from a first tower and closer to a second tower. Modern mobile phone networks use cells because radio frequencies are a limited. or transmitting tower. as the distributed mobile transceivers move from cell to cell during an ongoing continuous communication. [edit] Movement from cell to cell and handover In a primitive taxi system. Large geographic areas are split into smaller cells to avoid line-of-sight signal loss and to support a large number of active phones in that area. Paging messages can be used for information transfer. in CDMA systems for sending SMS messages. A mobile phone is a portable telephone which receives or makes calls through a cell site (base station). This happens in pagers. switching from one cell frequency to a different cell frequency is done electronically without interruption and without a base station operator or manual switching. If a communication was interrupted due to a loss of a signal. A cellular network is used by the mobile phone operator to achieve both coverage and capacity for their subscribers. a new channel is automatically selected for the mobile unit on the new base station which will serve it. Cell-sites and handsets change frequency under computer control and use low power transmitters so that a limited number of radio frequencies can be simultaneously used by many callers with less interference. The exact details of the mobile system's move from one base station to the other varies considerably from system to system (see the example below for how a mobile phone network manages handover). In a cellular system. the taxi driver manually switched from one frequency to another as needed. The mobile unit then automatically switches from the current channel to the new channel and communication continues. shared resource. This is called the handover or handoff. Radio waves are used to transfer signals to and from the cell phone.

CDMA. Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE). notably the US.the cell sites are connected to telephone exchanges (or switches) . It is possible that in clear open areas. while in rural areas. Digital AMPS (IS-136/TDMA). Since almost all mobile phones use cellular technology. In cities. Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT). There are many functions that are performed by this network in order to make sure customers get the desired service including mobility management. However. used interchangeably with "mobile phone". including GSM. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). including: Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). [edit] Structure of the mobile phone cellular network Main article: GSM Structure of a 2G cellular network A simple view of the cellular mobile-radio network consists of the following: • • • • A network of Radio base stations forming the Base station subsystem. a user may receive signals from a cell site 25 miles away. which in turn connect to the public telephone network. and handover. registration. There are a number of different digital cellular technologies. satellite phones are mobile phones that do not communicate directly with a ground-based cellular tower. Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO). . each cell site may have a range of up to approximately ½ mile. call set up. and AMPS (analog). and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN). 3GSM. the term "cell phone" is in some regions. but may do so indirectly by way of a satellite. The core circuit switched network for handling voice calls and text A packet switched network for handling mobile data The Public switched telephone network to connect subscribers to the wider telephony network This network is the foundation of the GSM system network. the range could be as much as 5 miles.

serve very well for countryside coverage. GSM 1800 (1. The link from a phone to the RBS is called an uplink while the other way is termed downlink. If there is no ongoing communication or the communication can be interrupted. This means that there is almost always a brief break in the communication while searching for the new channel followed by the risk of an unexpected return to the old channel. UMTS. Low frequencies. the mobile station will search for a new channel to attach to in order not to drop the call. Once a new channel is found. GSM 900 (900 MHz) is a suitable solution for light urban coverage. Corresponding to these multiplexing schemes are the following access techniques: frequency division multiple access (FDMA). the network will command the mobile unit to switch to the new channel and at the same time switch the call onto the new channel.Any phone connects to the network via an RBS in the corresponding cell which in turn connects to the MSC. time division multiplex (TDM). multiple CDMA handsets share a specific radio channel. This is known as "soft handoff" because. the handset sets up radio links with multiple cell sites (or sectors of the same site) simultaneously.1 GHz is quite similar in coverage to GSM 1800. In IS-95 inter-frequency handovers and older analog systems such as NMT it will typically be impossible to test the target channel directly while communicating. it is possible for the mobile unit to spontaneously move from one cell to another and then notify the base station with the strongest signal. The MSC allows the onward connection to the PSTN. . there is no one defined point where the phone switches to the new cell.8 GHz) starts to be limited by structural walls. unlike with traditional cellular technology. code division multiple access (CDMA). Radio channels effectively use the transmission medium through the use of the following multiplexing schemes: frequency division multiplex (FDM). The signals are separated by using a pseudonoise code (PN code) specific to each phone. In this case other techniques have to be used such as pilot beacons in IS-95. time division multiple access (TDMA). and space division multiple access (SDMA). With CDMA. such as 450 MHz NMT. code division multiplex (CDM).[4] [edit] Cellular handover in mobile phone networks Main article: Handoff As the phone user moves from one cell area to another cell whilst a call is in progress. and space division multiplex (SDM). [edit] Cellular frequency choice in mobile phone networks Main article: GSM frequency bands The effect of frequency on cell coverage means that different frequencies serve better for different uses. As the user moves from one cell to another. at 2.

the signal becomes corrupted and eventually unusable. Cell service area may also vary due to interference from transmitting systems. [edit] Coverage comparison of different frequencies Following table shows the dependency of frequency on coverage area of one cell of a CDMA2000 network:[5] Frequency (MHz) Cell radius (km) Cell area (km2) Relative Cell Count 450 48. and the power of the transmitter cannot be increased any more.g. cell breathing. the power transmitted is reduced. As the interference (noise) rises above the received power from the transmitter. covering e.2 2100 12.Higher frequencies are a disadvantage when it comes to coverage. Pico cells.2 [edit] See also • • • • • Cellular traffic Base Station Subsystem GSM radio network Cell on wheels Cell site Cellular frequencies o GSM frequency bands o • • • • UMTS frequency bands • • Cellular repeater Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Mobile phone Multiple-input multiple-output communications (MIMO) Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) Radio resource • • • Spectral efficiency comparison table OpenBTS Cellular router . in others it can be calculated by working out the point of strongest coverage.0 449 16.0 618 12.9 7521 1 950 26. In CDMA-based systems. and the same frequency can be used for cells which are practically neighbours. the effect of interference from other mobile transmitters in the same cell on coverage area is very marked and has a special name.3 1800 14. This is true especially in CDMA based systems. One can see examples of cell coverage by studying some of the coverage maps provided by real operators on their web sites. but it is a decided advantage when it comes to capacity.9 2269 3. In certain cases they may mark the site of the transmitter. one floor of a building. The receiver requires a certain signal-to-noise ratio. both within and around that cell. become possible. As the receiver moves away from the transmitter.

Key. E. Patent 4.1_Chandler. 1979 London. Smith.management (RRM) • Signal strength [edit] References 1. Telecommunicattions Networks.5G.Cellular Radiotelephone System for Different Cell Sizes -Richard H. UK. Frenkiel (Bell Labs).3.75G) 3GPP2 familyCDMA2000 1xRTT (IS-2000) OtherWiDEN . 2.144. ^ Cell towers at corners of hexagon cells 3. Walke. ^ Bernhard H. 4.itu. 2. protocols and traffic performance. Chapter 1 (Plenary) and 3 (mobile).. 1997. Mobile Radio Networks: Networking.pdf page 17 • P. Institution of Electrical Engineers. ^ http://www. Chapter 2. [hide] v•d•e Mobile telephony standards 0G (radio MTS · MTA · MTB · MTC · IMTS · MTD · AMTS · OLT · telephones) Autoradiopuhelin AMPS familyAMPS · TACS · ETACS 1G OtherNMT · Hicap · Mobitex · DataTAC GSM/3GPP GSM · CSD family 2G 3GPP2 familyCdmaOne (IS-95) AMPS familyD-AMPS (IS-54 and IS-136) OtherCDPD · iDEN · PDC · PHS GSM/3GPP HSCSD · GPRS · EDGE/EGPRS family 2G transitional (2. Flood. John Wiley and Sons. 1999. 1976. 5.int/ITU-D/imt-2000/Meetings/Slovenia/Presentations/Day %203/3.V. Teletraffic Engineering in a competitive world. issued March 13. filed Sep 22. chapter 12. ^ J. 2002.S.411 -. ^ U. D. Elsevier Science B. LTD West Sussex England. Amsterdam Netherlands.

Bluetooth.6 billion by the end of 2009. radio and GPS. infrared. The International Telecommunication Union estimated that mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide would reach approximately 4.20 3GPP familyLTE Advanced 4G (IMT-Advanced) WiMAX familyIEEE 802. and accessories. MP3 player.g. current mobile phones may support many additional services. gaming. which only offer telephone service within limited range.3G (IMT-2000) UMTS (UTRAN) · WCDMA-FDD · 3GPP familyWCDMA-TDD · UTRA-TDD LCR (TDSCDMA) 3GPP2 familyCDMA2000 1xEV-DO (IS-856) 3GPP familyHSDPA · HSUPA · HSPA+ · LTE (E-UTRA) 3G transitional (3. camera with video recorder and MMS for sending and receiving photos and video. email. As opposed to a radio telephone.16m History · Cellular network theory · List of standards · Comparison of standards · Channel access methods · Spectral efficiency comparison table · Cellular frequencies · GSM frequency bands · UMTS frequency bands · Mobile broadband Related articles A mobile phone or mobile (also called cellphone and handphone[1]) is an electronic device used for mobile telecommunications (mobile telephone.5G.9G) 3GPP2 familyEV-DO Rev. automates calling to and paging from a public land mobile network (PLMN). Mobile phones have gained increased importance in the sector of Information and communication . such as SMS for text messaging. e. a cell phone offers full duplex communication. through a fixed line and a base station owned by the subscriber and also from satellite phones and radio telephones. A · EV-DO Rev.16e-2005) · Other Flash-OFDM · IEEE 802. text messaging or data transmission) over a cellular network of specialized base stations known as cell sites. In addition to the standard voice function. Most current cell phones connect to a cellular network consisting of switching points and base stations (cell sites) owned by a mobile network operator. packet switching for access to the Internet. B Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802. and handoff (handover) during a phone call when the user moves from one cell (base station coverage area) to another. 3. within a home or an office. Mobile phones differ from cordless telephones.

2 Software and applications o 3.5 Market share o 3.4 Broadband Fourth generation (4G) 2 Uses o 2.1 Analog cellular telephony (1G) o 1.3 Power supply o 3.3 Wideband mobile communication (3G) o 1.6 Media 4 Privacy 5 Restriction on usage o 5.1 Multiple phones o 2.4 SIM card o 3.technologies for development in the 2000s and have effectively started to reach the bottom of the economic pyramid.2 Sharing 3 Handsets o 3.[2] Contents [hide] • • • • • • • • • • 1 History o 1.1 Features o 3.1 Use while driving o 5.2 Digital mobile communication (2G) o 1.2 Schools 6 Comparison to similar systems 7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links History .

357 for a wireless telephone was issued to Nathan B.S. He applied this patent to "cave radio" telephones and . 1964 Portable cellphone.Mobile car phone. Kentucky. Patent 887. 1970s Man using cell phone. Stubblefield of Murray. 1973 Main article: History of mobile phones Analog Motorola DynaTAC 8000X Advanced Mobile Phone System mobile phone as of 1983 In 1908. U.

while hand-held mobile radio devices have been available since 1973.166. and U.not directly to cellular telephony as the term is currently understood. Calling from the car was fully automatic. Ohio on June 10. issued May 1. Martin Cooper. were described in the 1970s. In 1971 the MTD version was launched. 1973 to his rival. Motorola's chief of portable communication products. and which used transistors in order to enhance the telephone’s calling capacity and improve its operational reliability. a more modern version called Mobile System B (MTB) was launched. who successfully pushed Motorola to develop wireless communication products that would be small enough to use outside the home.152.906. calls could be made and received in the car to/from the public telephone network. opening for several different brands of equipment and gaining commercial success. and had a weight of 40 kg. both of Las Vegas.[4][5] The concepts of frequency reuse and handoff. The phone number was dialed using a rotary dial. Mitchell. The person who wanted to call a mobile phone had to know which base station the mobile phone was covered by. 1969. A patent for the first wireless phone as we know today was issued in US Patent Number 3. 1979 to Charles A. The system was developed by Sture Laurén and other engineers at Televerket network operator. Ericsson provided the switchboard while Svenska Radioaktiebolaget (SRA) owned by Ericsson and Marconi provided the telephones and base station equipment. John F. see for example Fluhr and Nussbaum. Engel of Bell Labs. With MTA. Parelman. the world’s first partly automatic car phone system Mobile System A (MTA)| MTA was launched in Sweden. which was a push-button telephone. Gladden and Martin H. Cooper made the first call on a hand-held mobile phone on April 3.750 to George Sweigert of Euclid.[3] Cells for mobile phone base stations were invented in 1947 by Bell Labs engineers at AT&T and further developed by Bell Labs during the 1960s. while calling to it required an operator. MTA phones were consisted of vacuum tubes and relays. 1973 with the US Patent Office and later issued as US Patent 3.449. Nevada and assigned by them to the United States Government. if somewhat heavy portable handset. Cooper is the first inventor named on "Radio telephone system" filed on October 17. In 1962. and the car phone could be paged.[11] Analog cellular telephony (1G) Main article: 1G .[8] other named contributors on the patent included Cooper's boss. office or automobile and participated in the design of the cellular phone. Patent 4. In 1960. as well as a number of other concepts that formed the basis of modern cell phone technology. after a long race against Bell Labs for the first portable mobile phone.[6] Hachenburg et al. Dr.[9][10] Using a modern. Joel S.S. Radiophones have a long and varied history going back to Reginald Fessenden's invention and shore-to-ship demonstration of radio telephony. a Motorola researcher and executive is considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone for hand-held use in a non-vehicle setting.647. through the Second World War with military use of radio telephony links and civil services in the 1950s.[7] .

which allowed a conversation to continue as a mobile phone traveled from cell to cell. centrally controlled base stations (cell sites). to a large extent. smaller cells and thus more capacity. In 1984. These sites originally created large cells. Parelman Patent). which employed multiple. The first 1G network launched in the USA was Chicago based Ameritech in 1983 using the famous first hand-held mobile phone Motorola DynaTAC. on the Gladden. The cell sites would be set up such that cells partially overlapped. and so had their . Cellular systems required several leaps of technology.The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979. resulting in more. tall cell site towers with no antennae on the upper parts of their towers. which allowed range and cell size to vary. including handover.[13][14] Personal Handy-phone System mobiles and modems used in Japan around 1997–2003 Several countries were among the earliest to launch 1G networks in the early 1980s including the UK. so the same channel can be used simultaneously for separate conversations in different cells. Bell Labs developed modern commercial cellular technology (based. Norway and Sweden in 1981. As the system expanded and neared capacity. and is considered as the father of the NMT system and some consider him also the father of the cellular phone. The evidence of this growth can still be seen in the many older. Mexico and Canada. In a cellular system. Within five years.[12]. The Swedish electrical engineer Östen Mäkitalo started to work on this vision in 1966. The first NMT installations as well as the First AMPS installations were based on the Ericsson AXE digital exchange nodes. the NTT network had been expanded to cover the whole population of Japan and became the first nation-wide 1G network. The initial launch network covered the full metropolitan area of Tokyo's over 20 million inhabitants with a cellular network of 23 base stations. Finland. the ability to reduce transmission power allowed new cells to be added. The second launch of 1G networks was the simultaneous launch of the Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) system in Denmark. This system included variable transmission power in both the base stations and the telephones (controlled by the base stations). a signal between a base station (cell site) and a terminal (phone) only need be strong enough to reach between the two. each providing service to a small area (a cell). NMT was the first mobile phone network featuring international roaming.

The first data services appeared on mobile phones starting with person-to-person SMS text messaging in Finland in 1993. the towers were designed so that as the system expanded—and cell sizes shrank—the antennae could be lowered on their original masts to reduce range.75G The first "modern" network technology on digital 2G (second generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja (now part of Elisa Group) in 1991 in Finland on the GSM standard which also marked the introduction of competition in mobile telecoms when Radiolinja challenged incumbent Telecom Finland (now part of TeliaSonera) who ran a 1G NMT network. The first commercial payments were mobile parking trialled in Sweden but first commercially launched in Norway in 1999. First trial payments using a mobile phone to pay for a Coca Cola vending machine were set in Finland in 1998. The first content sold to mobile phones was the ringing tone. A 1991 GSM mobile phone Digital mobile communication (2G) Main articles: 2G. Wideband mobile communication (3G) .5G. first launched in 1998 in Finland. The first full internet service on mobile phones was introduced by NTT DoCoMo in Japan in 1999.antennae mounted atop high towers. The first commercial payment system to mimic banks and credit cards was launched in the Philippines in 1999 simultaneously by mobile operators Globe and Smart. and 2. 2.

[16] One of the newest 3G technologies to be implemented is High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). These changes included the introduction of several new forward link data rates that increase the maximum burst rate from 2. which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity.1 Mbit/s. Broadband Fourth generation (4G) Main article: 4G The recently released 4th generation. and 1 Gbit/s to stationary devices defined by the ITU-R[17] 4G systems may be based on the 3GPP LTE (Long Term Evolution) cellular standard. It may perhaps also be based on WiMax or Flash-OFDM wireless metropolitan area network technologies that promise broadband wireless access with speeds that reaches 233 Mbit/s for mobile users. The radio interface in these systems is based on allIP packet switching. which provides speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s downlink and 84 Mbit/s with Release 9 of the 3GPP standards. Further speed increases are available with HSPA+. the ability for more than one mobile to share the same time slot (multiuser packets) and the introduction of QoS flags. Also included were protocols that would decrease connection establishment time (called enhanced access channel MAC).5G. It is an enhanced 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family. aims to provide broadband wireless access with nominal data rates of 100 Mbit/s to fast moving devices.2 and 14. A 4G system should be a .An early 3G handset Main article: 3G In 2001 the first commercial launch of 3G (Third Generation) was again in Japan by NTT DoCoMo on the WCDMA standard.4 Mbit/s. also coined 3. Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1. dynamic channel assignment (DCA) and channel-dependent scheduling. MIMO diversity. 3.0 Mbit/s. All these were put in place to allow for low latency. multi-carrier modulation schemes.6. also known as Beyond 3G. low bit rate communications such as VoIP. 7. offering peak bit rates of 326.[15] The standard 2G CDMA networks became 3G compliant with the adoption of Revision A to EV-DO. Revision A of EV-DO makes several additions to the protocol while keeping it completely backwards compatible with older versions of EV-DO.45 Mbit/s to 3. 3G+ or turbo 3G.8.

long-distance calls. ITU ratified standards-based 4G networks are not expected to be commercially launcnhed until 2011. conducting business. Organizations that aid victims of domestic violence may offer a cell phone to potential victims without the abuser's knowledge. These devices are often old phones that are donated and refurbished to meet the victim's emergency needs.. The officially accepted. a writer can write just about as easily. An example of conspicuous sharing takes place when someone calls the friend of the person they are trying to reach in hopes of being able to talk to that individual.. the first literary genre to emerge from the cellular age via text messaging to a website that collects the novels as a whole.[21] Sharing Cell phone sharing is a phenomenon which exists around the world.[20] Paul Levinson. Sprint in the US has claimed its WiMax network to be "4G network" which most cellular telecoms standardization experts dispute repeatedly around the world. stealthy sharing occurs when an individual uses another's cell phone without their . as families and groups of friends often share one or more mobiles among their members. and streamed multimedia can be given to users on a "Anytime. international calls. in Information on the Move (2004). and having access to a telephone in the event of an emergency. These phones may be used to engage in activities including extramarital affairs or clandestine business dealings. Sprint's 4G is seen as a marketing gimmick as WiMax itself is part of the 3G air interface. Anywhere" basis. data. such as for business and personal use. as a reader can read" and they are "not only personal but portable".complete replacement for current network infrastructure and is expected to be able to provide a comprehensive and secure IP solution where voice.nowadays. and at much higher data rates than previous generations. Uses Mobile phones are used for a variety of purposes. Two types of sharing which exist are "conspicuous" and "stealthy" sharing. Multiple phones (or multiple SIM cards) may be used to take advantage of the benefits of different calling plans—a particular plan might provide cheaper local calls. Multiple phones Individuals may have multiple cell phones for separate purposes. anywhere. including keeping in touch with family members. It is prevalent in urban India. or roaming.[19] The advent of widespread text messaging has resulted in the cell phone novel. says ".[18] Child predators have taken advantage of cell phones to secretly communicate with children without the knowledge of their parents or teachers. A study by Motorola found that one in ten cell phone subscribers have a second phone that often is kept secret from other family members.

This type of cell phone sharing is an important for the small villages in Burkina Faso because it allows them to keep up with the expectations of the globalizing world. There are also smartphones. from basic phones to feature phones such as musicphones and cameraphones. Although the cell phone is the sole property of one individual. Although some may consider this a burden.[22] Another example of cell phone sharing occurs in Burkina Faso. such as the RIM BlackBerry focusing on enterprise/corporate customer email needs. it is the expectation that other members of the village are allowed to use the cell phone to make necessary calls. the SonyEricsson Walkman series of musicphones and Cybershot series of cameraphones. such as a teacher or missionary. Phone sharing does not only take place because of its economic benefits. This cell phone is typically owned by a person who is not natively from the village. As miniaturisation and increased processing power of microchips has enabled ever more features to be added to phones.[23] Handsets A Nokia phone with box. it can actually be an opportunity to engage in reciprocal obligations. A printed circuit board inside a mobile phone There are several categories of mobile phones. is a standard phone today. Several phone series have been introduced to address a given market segment. the concept of the smartphone has evolved. the first smartphone was the Nokia 9000 Communicator in 1996 which incorporated PDA functionality to the basic mobile phone at the time. Features Main articles: Mobile phone features and Smartphone . There it is not uncommon for a village to only have access to one cell phone. and what was a high-end smartphone five years ago.knowledge. the Palm Pre the HTC Dream and the Apple iPhone. the Nokia Nseries of multimedia phones. but also often due to familial customs and traditional gender roles.

video calling. ringtones. memory card reader (SD). Nokia and the University of Cambridge are demonstrating a bendable cell phone called the Morph. PTT. ability to watch streaming video or download video for later viewing. games. USB (2. and soon will also serve as a console of sorts to online games and other high quality games. with 74% of all mobile phone users as active users (over 2.Mobile phones often have features extending beyond sending text messages and making voice calls. infrared. personal organiser and personal digital assistant functions. built-in cameras (1. including call registers. for UMTS-type mobile phones employing simultaneous video and audio Software and applications A phone with touchscreen feature. Mobile phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants 1997–2007 The most commonly used data application on mobile phones is SMS text messaging.[24] See also: Videophone. instant messaging. RDS radio receiver. Internet e-mail and browsing and serving as a wireless modem for a PC.0) and WiFi connectivity.4 billion out of 3.0+ Mpx) and camcorders (video recording). with autofocus and flash. GPS navigation. memo and document recording. Bluetooth (2.0). music (MP3) and video (MP4) playback. Some phones also include a touchscreen.3 billion total . alarms.

gaming. The other non-SMS data services used by mobile phones were worth 31 billion dollars in 2007. adult entertainment and advertising (source: Informa 2007). Power supply This section needs additional citations for verification. Some also provide "instant" news pushed out by SMS. and were led by mobile music. on the mobile operators Globe and Smart. For example in the Philippines it is not unusual to have one's entire paycheck paid to the mobile account. was launched in Finland in 2000. SMS text messaging was worth over 100 billion dollars in annual revenues in 2007 and the worldwide average of messaging use is 2. Eventually the idea spread and in 1999 the Philippines launched the first commercial mobile payments systems. The first SMS text message was sent from a computer to a mobile phone in 1992 in the UK. Today mobile payments ranging from mobile banking to mobile credit cards to mobile commerce are very widely used in Asia and Africa. In Kenya the limit of money transfers from one mobile banking account to another is one million US dollars. Even tools for creating websites for mobile phones are increasingly becoming available. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. downloadable logos and pictures. gambling.subscribers at the end of 2007).6 SMS sent per day per person across the whole mobile phone subscriber base (source Informa 2007). i-Mode. and in selected European markets. while the first person-to-person SMS from phone to phone was sent in Finland in 1993. The first mobile news service. Consumer applications are on the rise and include everything from information guides on local activities and events to mobile coupons and discount offers one can use to save money on purchases. In 1999 Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo introduced its mobile internet service. Mobile telephony also facilitates activism and public journalism being explored by Reuters and Yahoo![25] and small independent news companies such as Jasmine News in Sri Lanka. Companies are starting to offer mobile services such as job search and career advice. In India paying utility bills with mobile gains a 5% discount. when Radiolinja (now Elisa) introduced the downloadable ringing tone service. Mobile payments were first trialled in Finland in 1998 when two Coca-Cola vending machines in Espoo were enabled to work with SMS payments. (September 2009) . delivered via SMS. Mobile news services are expanding with many organisations providing "on-demand" news services by SMS. The first downloadable mobile content was sold to a mobile phone in Finland in 1998. which today is the world's largest mobile internet service and roughly the same size as Google in annual revenues. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. In Estonia mobile phones are the most popular method of paying for public parking.

portable batteries. Having a standard charger for all phones. UCS chargers will also include a 4-star or higher efficiency rating — up to three times more energy-efficient than an unrated charger. and added: "Based on the Micro-USB interface. cigarette lighters (using an adapter). The new chargers will be much more efficient than existing chargers. [26] Standardization of Micro-USB connector for charging Starting from 2010. including USB.[27] The mobile phone manufacturers who have agreed to this standard include: • • • • • • • Apple LG Motorola Nokia Research In Motion Samsung Sony Ericsson On 17 February 2009. or a dynamo. In addition."[29] . means that manufacturers will no longer have to supply a charger with every new phone. Motorola and Samsung is to be the micro-USB connector (several media reports erroneously reported this as the mini-USB). wireless charging became a reality. The standard connector to be adopted by 17 manufacturers in the Open Mobile Terminal Platform including Nokia. mains power (using an AC adapter). the GSM Association announced[28] that they had agreed on a standard charger for mobile phones.Mobile phone charging service in Uganda Mobile phones generally obtain power from rechargeable batteries. In 2009. There are a variety of ways used to charge cell phones. many mobile phone manufacturers have agreed to use the MicroUSB connector for charging their phones. on 22 October 2009 the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced that it had embraced micro-USB as the Universal Charger Solution its "energy-efficient one-charger-fits-all new mobile phone solution". and the first wireless charger was released for consumer use.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. when the mobile phone is not connected but the charger has been left plugged in and using power. Samsung. the most common form of mobile phone batteries were nickel metal-hydride. A number of semiconductor companies offering flyback controllers. Sony Ericsson and Motorola set up a star rating system to rate the efficiency of their chargers in the no-load condition. Mobile phone manufacturers have been experimenting with alternative power sources. the main advantages of this being even lower weight and the possibility to make the battery a shape other than strict cuboid. now claim that the five star standard can be achieved with use of their product. To combat this in November 2008 the top five mobile phone manufacturers Nokia. Battery Formerly. LG Electronics. Many mobile phone manufacturers have now switched to using lithium-polymer batteries as opposed to the older Lithium-Ion.[30] SIM card This section needs additional citations for verification. lithium ion batteries are sometimes used.5 W and going up to the top five star rating for <0. including solar cells and Coca Cola. as they are lighter and do not have the voltage depression that nickel metal-hydride batteries do. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Starting at zero stars for >0. (September 2009) Main article: Subscriber Identity Module . as they have a low size and weight.Charger efficiency The world's five largest handset makers introduced a new rating system in November 2008 to help consumers more easily identify the most energy-efficient chargers The majority of energy lost in a mobile phone charger is in its no load condition.03 W (30 mW) no load power. such as Power Integrations and CamSemi.

the Motorola RAZR V9C costs upwards of CAD $500. If the carrier did not use an MSL. Those cell phones that do not use a SIM Card have the data programmed in to their memory. Approximately the size of a small postage stamp. GSM mobile phones require a small microchip. and information about the phone itself. the Service Provider puts a lock on this data called a Master Subsidiary Lock or MSL. The difference is paid by the customer in the form of a monthly bill. Each SIM Card is activated by use of a unique numerical identifier. new Service Provider numbers. then they may lose the $300–$400 difference that is paid in the monthly bill. the SIM Card is usually placed underneath the battery in the rear of the unit. and (when properly activated) stores the phone's configuration data. since some customers would cancel their service and take the phone to another carrier. new emergency numbers. change their Authentication Key or A-Key code. such a phone may be available for as little as $200. . to function. From here. one can add information such as a new number for the phone. When the subscriber removes the SIM Card. the identifier is locked down and the card is permanently locked in to the activating network. such as which calling plan the subscriber is using. most retailers refuse to accept the return of an activated SIM Card. For example. The MSL also ensures that the Service Provider gets payment for the phone that was purchased or "leased". Depending on the carrier. called a Subscriber Identity Module or SIM Card. However. This data is accessed by using a special digit sequence to access the "NAM" as in "Name" or number programming menu. and update their Preferred Roaming List or PRL. it can be re-inserted into another phone that is configured to accept the SIM card[31] and used as normal. to prevent someone from accidentally disabling their phone or removing it from the network.Typical mobile phone SIM card In addition to the battery. For this reason. once activated.

Most phones purchased outside the US are unlocked phones because there are numerous Service Providers in close proximity to one another or have overlapping coverage.The MSL applies to the SIM only so once the contract has been completed the MSL still applies to the SIM.5% r 10. Some Service Providers focus sales on international sales while others focus on regional sales. There are over 600 mobile operators and carriers in commercial production worldwide. The world's largest mobile operator group by subscribers is UK based Vodafone. AT&T does not as of 12/2008] Market share The world's largest individual mobile operator is China Mobile with over 500 million mobile phone subscribers. is also initially locked by the manufacturer into the Service Providers MSL. T-Mobile will provide a SIM unlock code to account holders in good standing after 90 days according to their FAQ. It can cost sometimes up to 10 times as much to use a locked phone overseas as in the normal service area. Having an unlocked phone is extremely useful for travelers due to the high cost of using the MSL Service Providers access when outside the normal coverage areas. even with discounted rates.4% 19.0% 4. an AT&T subscriber might pay in excess of US$1.5% 24.65 per minute for discounted international service while a B-Mobile (Jamaican) customer would pay US$0. in Jamaica. the same B-Mobile customer might pay more for local calls but less for international calls than a subscriber to the Jamaican national phone C&W (Cable & Wireless) company.6% [32] Source Date Nokia Samsung IDC Q3/2009 37. For example. The cost to unlock a phone varies but is usually very cheap and is sometimes provided by independent phone vendors.8% 4. rumored T-Mobile.7% 20. LG Sony Motorola Others References Electronics Ericsson 11. In the US.1% 4. and over 150 mobile operators have at least one million subscribers by the end of 2009 (source wireless intelligence).9% 4.20 per minute for the same international service. The phone however. Verizon provide one. Over 50 mobile operators have over 10 million subscribers each. These rate differences are mainly due to currency variations because SIM purchases are made in the local currency. this type of service competition does not exist because some of the major Service Providers do not offer Pay-As-You-Go services.8% 21. For example.7% [33] . [Needs Pay-As-YouGo references.0% Gartne Q4/2009 36. This lock may be disabled so that the phone can use other Service Providers SIM cards.

Neonode. Siemens..0%). Sagem. Pantech Wireless Inc. Qualcomm Inc. (RIM). Toshiba and Vidalco. Recently unique content for mobile has been emerging. horoscopes. LG Electronics (11. Sendo. Philips. jokes. Cinema. Benefon. AMF Ventures measured in 2007 the relative accuracy of three mass media. and found that audience measures on mobile were nine times more accurate than on the internet and 90 times more accurate than on TV. such as the banner advertisement or the TV news highlight video clip. in Q3/2009.. videogames. T&A Alcatel.[original research?] Privacy Cell phones have numerous privacy issues associated with them. NEC. Sanyo. Most early content for mobile tended to be copies of legacy media. Trium. The advent of media on the mobile phone has also produced the opportunity to identify and track Alpha Users or Hubs. TV and Internet the first six).0%). Panasonic. In 2006 the total value of mobile phone paid media content exceeded internet paid media content and was worth 31 Billion dollars (source Informa 2007). Research In Motion Ltd. TV and PC screens as the first three) or Third Screen (counting only TV and PC screens). Soon other media content appeared such as news.9%) and Motorola (4. Kyocera.[weasel words] It is also called the Seventh of the Mass Media (with Print. Mitsubishi Electric.[35] The mobile phone is often called the Fourth Screen (if counting cinema." video content that has been produced exclusively for mobile phones. The value of music on phones was worth 9. Sierra Wireless. Law enforcement and intelligence services in the UK and the US possess technology to remotely activate the microphones in cell phones in order to listen to conversations that take place nearby the person who holds the phone. Fujitsu. the most influential members of any social community. with a global device market share of 37. from the ringing tones and ringback tones in music to "mobisodes. Recordings. Audiovox (now UTStarcom). Sharp. Radio. followed by Samsung (21.[36][37] . CECT. SK Teletech.[34] Other manufacturers include Apple Inc. These manufacturers accounted for over 80% of all mobile phones sold at that time. Palm.7%). BenQSiemens. There are also specialist communication systems related to (but distinct from) mobile phones.8%. and are regularly used by governments to perform surveillance. HTC Corporation. Nokia was the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones. Matsushita.3 Billion dollars in 2007 and gaming was worth over 5 billion dollars in 2007. TV content and advertising.In mobile phone handsets. Sony Ericsson (4. Media The mobile phone became a mass media channel in 1998 when the first ringtones were sold to mobile phones by Radiolinja in Finland. Huawei..

[38][39] Restriction on usage Main article: Mobile phones on aircraft This section does not cite any references or sources. and sleep disorders.org) argue that because mobile phone use is recently-introduced technology. long-term 'proof' has been impossible . instead using the device for a legal purpose such as the phones' incorporated controls for car stereo or satnav usage – either as part of the cars' own device or directly on the mobile phone itself. including France. Due to the increasing complexity of mobile phones –often more like mobile computers in their available uses– it has introduced additional difficulties for law enforcement officials in being able to tell one usage from another as drivers use their devices. restrict the use and sale of cell phones to minors for this reason. This is more apparent in those countries who ban both hand-held and hands-free usage. The telecommunications insdustry rejects such claims. while the technology is still new. Other studies link cell-phone use to child-diabetes. claming there is no proof of long-term adverse health effects. allowing hands-free use.bioinitiative. Certain countries. based group "Bioinitiative (see www. The very first generation of cell-phone users. or monitored closely. The geographical location of a mobile phone can be determined easily (whether it is being used or not). Japan. Use while driving Main article: Mobile phones and driving safety Mobile phone use while driving is common but controversial. Portugal and Singapore ban both hand-held and hands-free use of a mobile phone whilst many other countries –including the UK. concentration difficulty. as officials cannot easily tell which function of the mobile phone is being used simply by visually looking at the driver. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. particularly to young children. such as the U. This can mean that drivers may be stopped for using their device illegally on a phone call. . are only now entering middle-age. when in fact they were not. rather those who have banned hand-held use only.S. and many US states– ban handheld phone use only. Studies in Europe.and use should be restricted. are only now emerging which link long-term cell phone use to brain tumours. (January 2010) There exists a growing body within the scientific community which believes mobile phone use represents a long-term health risk. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. many jurisdictions prohibit the use of mobile phones while driving. Israel. for example. however. France. Groups of scientists.Mobile phones are also commonly used to collect location data. Because of this. for example. using a technique known multilateration to calculate the differences in time for a signal to travel from the cell phone to each of several cell towers near the owner of the phone. Being distracted while operating a motor vehicle has been shown to increase the risk of accident. Egypt.

to implement public mobile networks. which are not shared. public restrooms and swimming pools due to the built-in cameras that most phones now feature. Similar attempts have even been made to use TETRA. their use is typically limited to people in remote areas . A single satellite can provide coverage to a much greater area than terrestrial base stations. Cordless telephone (portable phone) Cordless phones are telephones which use one or more radio handsets in place of a wired handset. The handsets connect wirelessly to a base station. Since satellite phones are costly. Although in many countries the law enforcement official may have stopped the driver for a differing offence. Satellite phone This type of phone communicates directly with an artificial satellite.[40] Comparison to similar systems Car phone A type of telephone permanently mounted in a vehicle. harassment and bullying. for example.Cases like these can often only be proved otherwise by a check of the mobile operators phone call records to see if a call was taking place during the journey concerned. Radio phone This is a term which covers radios which could connect into the telephone network. They usually connect to the same networks as regular mobile phones. Many mobile phones are banned in school locker room facilities. Notably. they may require a mains power supply. A recently published study has reviewed the incidence of mobile phone use while cycling and its effects on behaviour and safety. which in turn connects to a conventional land line for calling. Professional Mobile Radio Advanced professional mobile radio systems can be very similar to mobile phone systems. cordless phones use private base stations (belonging to the land-line subscriber). causing threats to the schools security. for example. or they may require the assistance of a human operator to set up a PSTN phone call. Unlike mobile phones. Schools Some schools limit or restrict the use of mobile phones. for lack of due care and attention in relation to their driving. the European digital PMR standard. which in turn relays calls to a base station or another satellite phone. an external antenna and loudspeaker for hands free use. These phones may not be mobile. distractions to the students and facilitating gossip and other social activity in school. these often have more powerful transmitters. the IDEN standard has been used as both a private trunked radio system as well as the technology for several large public providers. Schools set restrictions on the use of mobile phones because of the use of cell phones for cheating on tests.

transportable. The basic concept of cellular phones began in 1947. A mobile unit is attached to the vehicle. Additionally.here are the definitions: A mobile phone is the type of cellular phone that is installed in a motor vehicle. A cell phone is a type of two-way radio. Anything to do with broadcasting and sending a radio or television message out over the airwaves comes under Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation. coverage may include the entire planet. Cellular calls are transferred from base station to base station as a user travels from cell to cell.definition from the Wireless Advisor Glossary.where no mobile phone coverage exists. when researchers looked at crude mobile (car) phones and realized that by using small cells (range of service area) with frequency reuse they could increase the traffic capacity of mobile phones substantially. LAN or WAN networks using VoIP as opposed to traditional CDMA and GSM networks. the technology to do so was nonexistent. and news reporters at disaster sites. A satellite phone or satphone is a mobile phone that communicates directly with orbiting satellites. However at that time. There are three main types of cellular phones mobile. and portable. the limits made only twenty-three phone conversations possible simultaneously in the same service area . . mariners in the open sea. however wireless varieties do exist.Chosen by Voters Ok ok . Depending on the architecture of a particular system. The FCC decided to limit the amount of frequencies available in 1947. In 1947. In business. some cellular mobile phones include the ability to place VoIP calls over cellular high speed data networks and/or wireless internet. or only specific Cellular: A type of wireless communication that is most familiar to mobile phones users. AT&T proposed that the FCC allocate a large number of radio-spectrum frequencies so that widespread mobile telephone service would become feasible and AT&T would have a incentive to research the new technology. IP Phone This type of phone delivers or receives calls over internet. It's called 'cellular' because the system uses many base stations to divide a service area into multiple 'cells'. Several vendors have developed standalone WiFi phones. [41] See also Best Answer . draws its power from the vehicles battery and has an external antenna. We can partially blame the FCC for the gap between the initial concept of cellular service and its availability to the public.not a market . such as mountain climbers. the majority of these IP Phones tend to be connected via wired Ethernet.

Motorola and American Radio telephone started a second U.www. By 1982. Roy A.S. we will increase the frequencies allocation. In 1981. . Pay Online Or Cash. freeing the airwaves for more mobile phones. Lynk Jr. John F. Dronsuth. a former general manager for the systems division at Motorola. the first commercial cellular telephone system began operation in Tokyo. Motorola was the first to incorporate the technology into portable device that was designed for outside of a automobile use." AT&T and Bell Labs proposed a cellular system to the FCC of many small..incentive for research.in/OrderOnline DADQ Research ReportsDirectory Assistance (411) research reports. broadcast towers. each covering a 'cell' a few miles in radius and collectively covering a larger area. the first American commercial analog cellular service or AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Service) was made available in Chicago by Ameritech. Sponsored Links New N97 Mini Price DropCheck New Nokia Nseries N97 Mini Price & Phone Details Here to Book. AT&T and Bell Labs had constructed a prototype cellular system. calls would be passed from tower to tower. Bell Labs head of research. James J. Albert J. Worldwide serv. Individual Inventors & Mobile Phone Patents Dr. low-powered. Mikulski. Mitchell. A year later. Mikulski. forecasts. He made the call to his rival. Each tower would use only a few of the total frequencies allocated to the system. public trials of the new system were started in Chicago with over 2000 trial customers. However. In 1979. A year later. Despite the incredible demand. Richard W. US03906166 09/16/1975 Radio telephone system Inventors: Martin Cooper. cellular radio-telephone system test in the Washington/Baltimore area.com/Nokia_New_Mobile Dominos Pizza DeliveryNow Order Online & Get 15% Off Coupon:AL15A. is considered the inventor of the first modern portable handset. Cooper and his co-inventors are listed above. Bell Laboratories introduced the idea of cellular communications in 1947 with the police car technology.co. As the phones traveled across the area. the slow-moving FCC finally authorized commercial cellular service for the USA. Joel Engel. Cooper made the first call on a portable cell phone in April 1973. Martin Cooper for Motorola. Charles N.com The FCC reconsidered its position in 1968. Richardson.GetN97Mini.PierzGroup. Sangster Dr Martin Cooper. in a separate venture.Dominos. it took cellular phone service 37 years to become . By 1977. John H. stating "if the technology to build a better mobile service works.

the FCC declared in 1987 that cellular licensees could employ alternative cellular technologies in the 800 MHz band.591.improve the technology The FCC did not want to handout any more bandwidth. Editor's Note: African American Inventor Henry Sampson did not invent the cell phone...Cellular Phones in Italy • Martin Cooper .History of Cell Phone and Martin Cooper • Mary Bellis Inventors Guide .commercially available in the United States. Three ways of improving services existed: • one . By 1987. • History of Cellular and Mobile Phones . To stimulate the growth of new technology. Sampson's patent (US 3. CDMA vs. Consumer demand quickly outstripped the 1982 system standards.split existing cells • three . Definitions • What is a Smartphone? What is a Cell Phone? .860) can be viewed online or in person at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. cellular telephone subscribers exceeded one million and the airways were crowded.Wireless Cellular Technology Subscribe to the Newsletter Name Email þÿ þÿ subscribe Related Articles What is GSM vs.increase frequencies allocation • two . EDGE vs. and building/splitting cells would have been expensive and would have added bulk to the network. The cellular industry began to research new transmission technology as an alternative. Sampson is a brilliant and accomplished inventor who invented a GammaElectrical Cell and not a phone cell.PCS -Digital Cell Phones • Cell Phones for Italy Travel . TDMA? Cell Phone Glossary. Continue with>>> Selling The Cell Phone .Difference Between Cell Phone.

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