Cellular mobile telephony

Paul G Flikkema

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The goal of modern cellular mobile telephone systems is to provide wireless communication services to people as efficiently as possible. In the past, this definition would have been restricted to mobile telephone services. However, in new telephone service markets, the cost of wireless infrastructure is less than wired infrastructure. Thus wireless mobile telephony technology is being adapted to provide in-home telephone service, the so-called wireless local loop (WLL). Indeed, with approximately 2 billion subscribers worldwide in 2006, it appears that wireless telephony will become dominant over traditional wired access worldwide. More importantly, nonvoice services are proliferating rapidly, and mobile telephone technology is now being integrated into a wide array of personal, portable devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRF and Microwave Applications and Systems
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781420006711
ISBN (Print)9780849372193
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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