Already the world's leading cellular and PCS standard, frontier-hopping GSM stands poised for a major thrust into the U.S. market-still an alphabet soup of competing (and too often incompatible) products. This detailed guide gives you the knowledge you need to ride the GSM juggernaut. GSM Superphones shows you how to: stay ahead of your competitors on recently released features of second generation and upcoming third generation GSM; take profitable advantage of GSM's "superphone" linkability to other digital products; apply GSM solutions in your network environment; be prepared for new demand with technical and business solutions; be among the first providers to offer hot, new GSM-enabled services. With clear, readable text and a wealth of tantalizing examples and case studies, GSM Superphones makes GSM easy to understand, even if you don't have a technical degree. Light on the math and packed with lists of all major GSM component and network suppliers, a critical overview of technologies and services, and an essential scope-out of the movement of the marketplace, this book is a must-have for anyone in the telecommunications game. "This book provides a broad view of how GSM works and the services it can offer."--Joseph Zachariah, Marketing Manager, Ericsson. "Finally, a book that defines GSM in a way that most people in the industry can understand."--Ron Schaeffer, Director, Platform Product Management, Philips Consumer Communications. "This book does a tremendous job of describing all the key featuers and services used in wireless technology."--Bradley Eubank, Director, Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIS). "It does a great job of explaining many of the varied applications of GSM and how they provide benefits to consumers."--Josh Kiem, Director of Marketing, Motorola.
Lawrence Harte is president of APDG, a telecommunications consulting firm. He was an editor of the TIA TR45.3 digital cellular standard, and has written over 75 articles on telecommunications. He is based in Fuquay, North Carolina. Richard Levine is professor of cellular and PCS technology at Southern Methodist University and a telecommunications consultant to firms developing PCS systems. He is a former chair of the North American digital standards committee of the Telecommunications Industry Association.