The need to communicate with non-fixed points without the use of wires led to the development of mobile telephone systems in the early 1920's. Since then, the expanding need for mobile phone service and resulting growth have led to the development of the Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) by the Bell System. This thesis describes the AMPS system and explains how service is provided to mobile units roaming in a typical area of up to 25 square miles. A network is proposed to interconnect service areas to expand the coverage to a much larger geographic area. Efficient use is made of the limited bandwidth available for network communication. The network is able to manage mobile units that move from one service area to another during a call, and can efficiently locate mobile units throughout the network area.

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Radio; Mobile communication systems

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Computer Science (GCCIS)


Ellis, John


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