Global - Mobile - Infrastructure - Analogue and Digital (Research discontinued 2003)

Synopsis

Mobile communications commenced their development in the 1960s with analogue networks. These have been progressively converted to digital since 1996, with only the USA still retaining a significant analogue presence. This report discusses the history of mobile communication, the spectacular growth of digital usage and the technologies involved. It also briefly discusses some other aspects of digital mobile developments including mobile payphones, and activities of the Celcos to develop the market.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Wireless communication
    • 2.1 Transition from analogue to digital
  • 3. The explosion of cellular mobile communication
    • 3.1 Cellular mobile technology
    • 3.2 Statistical overview
  • 4. Major Digital (2G) cellular technologies
    • 4.1 GSM
    • 4.2 CDMA
    • 4.3 TDMA / Digital AMPS
    • 4.4 PDC
  • 5. Wireless IP
  • 6. IP over mobile networks (VoIP)
  • 7. Mobile payphones
  • 8. Remote access
  • 9. Celcos
    • 9.1 Mobile – saviour of telco industry
    • 9.2 Major operators in the market
    • Table 1 – Market share various technologies – 1996, 1998 and 2002
    • Exhibit 1 – Key mobile events 1996 – 2002
    • Exhibit 2 – Cellular mobile phone features and capabilities
    • Exhibit 3 – Key technology enablers
    • Exhibit 4 – Worldwide Second Generation Digital Communication Systems
    • Exhibit 5 – Technologies used by region
    • Exhibit 6 – Business travellers

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Number of pages 8

Status Archived

Last updated 13 Feb 2003
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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