Several types of wireless mobile and fixed station voice and data communications systems using digital technology, usually delivered to personal multifunction devices. PCS licenses are generally used to provide services similar to, and in competition with, advanced cellular, enhanced specialized mobile radio or paging services. Broadband PCS services include both voice and advanced two-way data capabilities. Narrowband PCS can be used to provide voice message paging, two-way paging and other data services.
A two-way, 1900 MHz digital voice, messaging, and data service designed as the second generation of cellular.
FCC terminology describing intelligent, digital wireless, personal two-way communications via PCN.
Digital networks deployed in cellular; like configuration at 1.8GHz to 2.2GHz.
Any of several types of wireless, voice and/or data communications systems, typically incorporating digital technology. PCS licenses are most often used to provide services similar to advanced cellular mobile or paging services. However, PCS can also be used to provide other wireless communications services, including services that allow people to place and receive communications while away from their home or office, as well as wireless communications to homes, office buildings and other fixed locations.
A second-generation digital voice, messaging and data cell phone system in the 2GHz range. PCS is supported mostly by GSM. PCS systems use a different radio frequency (1.9 GHz band) than cellular phones and generally use all digital technology for transmission and reception. "Digital PCS" is a redundancy, as all PCS are digital, but the phrase is used in marketing to distinguish PCS from cellular.
Personal Communications Service or PCS is the name for the 1900-MHz radio band used for digital mobile phone services in Canada and the United States. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), GSM, and D-AMPS systems can be used on PCS frequencies. The FCC, as well as Industry Canada, set aside the frequency band of 1850-1990 MHz for mobile phone use in 1994, as the original cellular phone band at 824-894 MHz was becoming overcrowded.