An overview of third-generation wireless personal communications: A European perspective

T Ojanpera, R Prasad

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An overview of third-generation wireless personal communications is presented, and the challenges to meet its demands are examined. At the ITU level, the third generation is known as IMT-2000.(1) In Europe, the third generation of wireless personal communications is known sis UMTS. Special attention has been paid in giving a brief description of the research and development, standardization, and regulatory activities. The UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) concept is presented. The different ACTS projects involved in making UMTS a success are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Personal Communications Magazine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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