A review of personal communications services.
PCS is an acronym for personal communications service. Ubiquitous PCS can be implemented by integrating the wireless and wireline systems on the basis of intelligent network (IN), which provides network functions of terminal and personal mobility. In this chapter, we focus on various aspects of PCS. First we describe the motivation and technological evolution for personal communications. Then we introduce three key issues related to PCS: spectrum allocation, mobility, and standardization efforts. Since PCS involves several different communication technologies, we introduce its heterogeneous and distributed system architecture. Finally, IN is described in detail because it plays a critical role in the development of PCS.
Citation : Cheng, H. et al. (2008) A review of personal communications services. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for for Young Computer Scientists, 2008. ICYCS 2008. New York: IEEE, pp. 616-621.
ISBN : 978-0-7695-3398-8
Research Group : Centre for Computational Intelligence
Research Institute : Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes