Personal Communication Telephone New System for Digital Wireless Communication in Thailand

Phichet MOUNGNOUL  Manoon SUKKASEM  Tawil PAUNGMA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E82-C   No.7   pp.1280-1286
Publication Date: 1999/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
Category: Systems
Keyword: 
PHS(Personal Handy-Phone System),  Personal Communication Telephone (PCT),  Intelligent Network (IN),  2 carriers per area,  call drop,  

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Summary: 
By integrating three networks, namely, Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Personal Handy-Phone System (PHS) and Intelligent Network (IN) to work together as a Personal Communication Telephone (PCT) service to be offered in the Bangkok metropolis area, the PCT service enables the advent of three new concepts, first, using the same telephone number as that of the fixed line to become a "Personal Number," second, a cell coverage designed to cover larger areas than that of the PHS (by changing hand-out threshold level from 33 dBµV to 30 dBµV and hand-in threshold level from 30 dBµV to 25 dBµV) in order to reduce the muting time during the handover process and provide higher mobility at up to 60 kilometers per hour, and third, a technique of "2 carriers per area" to reduce "call drop." All these techniques will be described in this paper.