7 Mobile Telephony

In this chapter…

A World of Choices

The Cellular Concept

Underlying Technology

CDMA Explained

Cellular Evolution

Is there any artifact more indicative of the wireless revolution than the mobile phone? I think not. Which is why I have devoted an entire chapter to it. (Heck, you’ll probably get interrupted by a call on one while you are reading this chapter. Wouldn’t that be ironic?)

There are many different mobile telephone systems worldwide. There are different generations, different technologies, and different frequency bands. If you live in the U.S. and think it is the only place with cellular phone service, you are in for a big surprise. Not only is there mobile phone service outside the United States, but a case could ...

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