of Cellular/Mobile Phones - Part One
How the FCC slowed the progress of a cellular phone system.
- Part Two
The evolution of PCS Technology also called Personal Communication Services or digital cellular phones.
A Cell Phone Works
From "How Stuff Works" a good laymen's understanding of cell phones.
Brief History of Cellular
From Waveguide, a time line of cellular developments, starting in 1921 when the Detroit Michigan Police Department made the earliest significant use of Mobile radio in a vehicle in the United States. The system operated at a frequency of under 2 MHz.
Impact of Law & Regulation on Technology
The case history of cellular radio, written in 1989 by John W. Berresford. An excellent essay on the role the FCC had in the development of cellular service.
To PCS - A Brief History of Wireless Roots
Describes the historical changes from analog to digital service and technologies.
Analog, Why Digital
From the Wirelessadvisor, reasons why digital service is better.
A history of GSM from the years 1980 to 1997.
Technical background on digital technologies and an interesting recanting of the rocky history of analog to digital and what's wrong with digital.
Learn more about the CDMA vs TDMA debate.
Of The TCA - 1996
Dr. Lundquist examines the History of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
An excellent overview of cellular by B Blake Levitt with commentaries on health risks and other public concerns, cellular phone service does expose us to a form of radiation.
The History of Pagers
Telephony Software - Krisztina Holly.
Computerized Telephone Switching System - Erna Schneider Hoover
The Telegraph and Telegraphy