Digitalization of Mobile Communication Systems

Heiichi YAMANOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B    No.8    pp.1111-1117
Publication Date: 1997/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Mobile Computing)
mobile communication,  digital mobile communication,  personal communication,  cellular system,  mobile computing,  

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Recently, the number of users utilizing mobile communication services has increased greatly in many information and communication fields. In the future, the number of mobile communication system users will increase even faster, until the rate of diffusion ultimately reaches that of telephones. The day that each person has his own portable mobile terminal is not so far off. Moreover, the systems will not only be used as telephones but also as mobile computing for multimedia information. Digitalization technologies of mobile communication systems needed to realize such mobile computing will be introduced in this paper.