CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1996 |
Soon, a tree will grow in Mission Viejo unlike any other tree. It will have branches and needles and will blend in with the other pine trees at Mission Viejo Church of Christ on Felipe Road and Marguerite Parkway. But unlike its organic cousins, this 40-foot evergreen has a metal trunk and will receive digital electronic signals used by thousands of mobile phone owners.
August 12, 1996 |
Bob Dole has one. Newt Gingrich has one. Jack Kemp got one yesterday. Several members of the Secret Service are wielding them, and San Diego Mayor Susan Golding used hers to welcome the 499 other privileged users of a new kind of wireless telephone to the Republican National Convention here Sunday morning. This week marks California's introduction to the technology, known as PCS for personal communications services.
April 2, 1996 |
While nearly everyone agrees that a combination of old and new technologies will deliver a plethora of advanced services, each player has its own plan to do it. A look at the technologies competing to serve up everything from interactive television to two-way paging, and which companies are backing them: Cellular The most popular form of wireless calling involves dividing a region into cells, each served by its own antenna.
March 18, 1996 |
Providers of personal communications services, once heralded as pioneers of the ultimate form of mobile communications, are running into so much interference that many of them are having trouble getting their ventures off the ground. Even as the final phase of bidding for the parts of the radio spectrum reserved for PCS reaches stratospheric levels, some previous winners of the coveted wireless communications licenses are beginning to wonder if they will ever see a return on their investment.
December 25, 1995 |
Bids Exceed $1.2 Billion in Wireless Auction: Small businesses hoping to win licenses to provide cellular telephone and other wireless services have offered bids totaling more than $1.2 billion after four rounds of the government auction. The Federal Communications Commission said its auction of personal communications services licenses recessed Thursday for the holidays and will resume the first week in January. Proceeds from the auction of the 493 PCS licenses will go directly to the Treasury.
September 19, 1995 |
Motorola Inc. announced a key order Monday from GTE Corp. to supply equipment for a personal communications services network, positioning itself for a top role in digital wireless communications. Personal communications services (PCS) allow a much broader range of communications than mobile cellular networks, such as two-way paging, electronic mail, clearer sound and more reliable connections.