A new generation of wireless-phone technology that introduces a range of features and services surpassing those available in analog- and digital-cellular phone systems. PCS provides the user with an all-in-one wireless phone, paging, messaging, and data service.
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.
personal digital assistant
A system providing wireless services capable of transmitting voice, images and data through a portable device.
A wireless phone service somewhat similar to cellular telephone service but emphasizing personal service and extended mobility. Like cellular, PCS is for mobile users and requires a number of antennas to blanket an area of coverage.
A family of end-to-end telecommunications services that provide: 1) Reception/Initiation of voice or data calls via a personal number that is associated with the customer rather than a physical location, i.e., a plug in the wall, or specific terminal device. 2) Access to wire line services using a wireless terminal device. 3) The quality and security comparable to that of the wireline network.
Refers to the next generation of cellular systems. Will include data services.
Set of technologies used for completely digital cellular devices. 9.37
Refers to a variety of wireless services emerging after the U.S. Government auctioned commercial licenses in late 1994 and early 1995. This radio spectrum in the 2GHz range is used for digital transmission services that compete with analog cellular (AMPS), digital cellular and other wireless services.
Digital wireless telephone technology using higher frequency spectrum than cellular.
A two-way, 1900 MHz digital voice, messaging and data service designed as the second generation of cellular.
Two-way, voice and digital, wireless telecommunications system. Encompasses cordless phones, cellular mobile phone, paging systems, personal communications networks, wireless office phone systems and other wireless telecommunications systems.
(PCS)- Another name for cellular service that allows users to communicate through the use of miniature hand-held transmitters/receivers. The technology uses a network of antennas or "mini-cells" in conjunction with coaxial or fiber cable and/or satellites to relay digital or analog signals from one user to another.
Term most commonly used to refer to FCC's "Broadband PCS" designation. Broadband PCS operates with 120 MHz in the 1900 MHz band. Air link technologies use cellular configuration to provide personal mobile phone service, similar to analog cellular service in the 800 MHz band. However, Broadband PCS services are almost exclusively digital. PCS spectrum is expected to be a major component of future third generation (3G) mobile voice/data services. The FCC also has designated an "Unlicensed PCS" service in the 1910-1930 MHz band to support high-speed local area networks and wireless PBXs. The "Narrowband PCS" service in the 900 MHz band is used to offer advanced packet-based paging services, including voice and text messages.