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Dual technology: making incompatible radio interface standards coexist
Author(s): Dennis J. Fiore
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Paper Abstract

Existing cellular networks handle voice traffic by using narrowband, single-technology equipment. More recently-developed radio interface standards such as TDMA and CDMA use different technology and equipment and are incompatible with the existing cellular infrastructure. The needs of wireless customers are also changing dramatically. Typical users will soon expect to be able to transmit data as well as voice. In the immediate future, users will demand advanced features such as one phone number, called ID, location ID, all of which require new technology and radio standards. To meet the need for transporting data, cellular network providers are adding equipment to transport data over existing cellular networks via CDPD. With the advent of dual technology, network providers will be able to satisfy customers' needs and increase their revenue--without installing additional data equipment. Dual technology will provide simultaneous support for incompatible standards and also supply a migration path to the advanced features of future digital phones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2602, Wireless Technologies and Services for Cellular and Personal Communication Services, (8 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229456
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Dennis J. Fiore, Steinbrecher Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2602:
Wireless Technologies and Services for Cellular and Personal Communication Services
Eileen McGrath-Hadwen; Howard S. Babbitt III; Michael L. Gulledge; James Madsen, Editor(s)

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