Proposals on UMTS system configuration

A. Koutsaftiki, Phil Lane, J. J. O'Reilly

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The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third generation mobile system, which is expected to be launched within the next 10 years. It is expected to offer global coverage (by using the universal personal standard), services up to multimedia, and air interface bit rates up to 2 Mbps through all personal, business and residential modes. Therefore, UMTS is expected to be an integration of mobile and fixed networks by using hierarchical layered cell structures. There are many research programmes that are focussing on UMTS and the possible scenarios of its implementation. One of them is the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS), which is the successor of RACE. UMTS has to be economic viable and 'future-proof' to be able to support forthcoming services. Hence, any possible launch schemes have to take into account the fact that some particular second generation systems have proved to be very popular and constitute serious investments. For these reasons, they cannot be discarded. An analytical review of the most important existing candidate schemes are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICUPC 97 - 6th International Conference on Universal Personal Communications
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the way to the 21st Century
Number of pages5
Volume1 of 2
ISBN (Electronic)0780337786, 0780337794
ISBN (Print)0780337778
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 6th International Conference on Universal Personal Communications Record : Bridging the way to the 21st Century - Hotel Del Coronado , San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 199716 Oct 1997
Conference number: 6

Publication series

Name IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1091-8442


ConferenceIEEE 6th International Conference on Universal Personal Communications Record
Abbreviated titleICUPC '97
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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