Re-configurable radio systems and networks

MA Beach, J Pereira, RS Swain, ATD Munro, JR Macleod, P Dugenie

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Re-configurable radio systems and networks is potentially the next major leap forward in mobile and wireless communications. The benefits of re-configurable radio techniques in handset design, particularly in the light of the many existing air interface standards, are rapidly becoming clear, and this same technology is facilitating the evolution of flexible base-station platforms. In particular, the ability to incorporate enhancements, service improvements and even dynamically respond to variations in traffic demand are some of the factors making re-configurable radio techniques attractive, and thus the subject of intense R&D activities on a global scale. Further, the ability of the network to support re-configuration in response to operator requirements is essential if the true potential of mobile communications is to be realised, with `middleware' enabling and managing this complex process. Moreover, user's demands for new applications can only be economically met through terminal and service reconfiguration. This paper outlines the background and functionality of the key enabling technologies that will be required in order to support 're-configurable radio systems and networks'
Translated title of the contributionRe-configurable radio systems and networks
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE 3G2000 Conference
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages321 - 325
ISBN (Print)0852967268
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000
Event1st International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Mar 2000 → …


Conference1st International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period1/03/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors wish to express their thanks to all those who have contributed through the First European Colloquium on 'Re-configurable Radio Systems & Networks' held in London UK on 2nd and 3rd March 1999 to this paper. In particular a special word of thanks is due to Lajos Hanzo, Gerhard Fettweis, Enrico Buracchini, & Demosthenes
Ikonomou. Further, certain aspects of this work have been supported through the CEC ACTS Sunbeam Project (AC347), and we gratefully acknowledge the CEC for this

Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 471


  • land mobile radio
  • re-configurable radio


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