New Horizon in Mobile Communications Networks Planning




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De Montfort University


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The new horizon in mobile communication network planning is a developed study on mobile communication services in developed and developing countries. The aim of the study is to introduce a method to predict the best country for investment in mobile communication services and industry on which the mobile communication networks planning depend. For this purpose the past and current mobile communication services are studied. The data are collected from the communication market reports of developed and developing countries and the questionnaire that was carried out in Iraq. The data are analysed using the SPSS program. The outcome is a regression model that explains the relation between the dependent variable (expenditure on mobile communication services) and the independent variables (age, gender, academic standing, money paid for mobile phone handset, interesting in mobile phone having ability to play movies, maximum price paid for mobile phone that have ability to play movies, the rating of mobile phone service quality, problems during the usage of internet on mobile phone handset, daily usage of mobile phone services, and the satisfaction in mobile phone customer support) which are the instruments used to achieve outcome. The model of the regression equation used is: Y = 3.703 - 0.123X6 + 1.372 X9 + 0.001X10 - 0.173X12 – 0.675X19 - 0.010 X22 - 0.271X24. where Y represent the dependent variable and (X1 to X24) are the independent variables. The research model will contribute toward more robust decision making and better strategic planning The research focuses on mobile communications services in seven countries three from the developed world and four are from the developing world. Data sources for this research relies primarily which on the information obtained from the questionnaire (in English & Arabic languages targeted at operators and users of mobile communications services), a review of published information and market reports of seven countries (USA, UK, Australia, India, Egypt, Syria and Iraq). Such data include technical papers, financial reports and industry specific data. This research also provides an overview of the past history of the product in terms of (value, price trends, application trends, leading producers and their market shares). The historical overview of mobile communication generations from 1G to Beyond 4G (B4G) confirms that the successive developments of new generation is based on outpacing the limitations of the previous one. The results show that more services and smooth global roaming at low cost are possible. This research explains that the quality of mobile communications services depends on the requirements of consumers. The communications services refer to mobile services available to the consumer anytime and anywhere at high transmission speed, using advanced technologies such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), MIMO, WiMAX, that allow the internet and mobile services providers to offer broadband services at hundreds of Mbps, with high quality voice, video & multimedia over the internet. Over the past decade, wireless communications has shown exponential growth and will certainly continue to witness spectacular developments due to the emergence of new interactive multimedia applications and highly integrated systems driven by rapid growth in information services and microelectronic devices. At this time, broadband data access at high transmission rates are needed to provide users with packet-based services. The next generation wireless system will consist of complementary systems with a set of different standards and technologies along with different requirements and complementary capabilities, that will offer users ubiquitous wireless connectivity between mobile and desktop computers, games systems, cellular phones, a high network capacity, and throughput at low cost. Studying the market reports of US, UK, Australia, India, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq explains that the future generation of mobile communications is based on the broadband access technologies which gives high quality voice and video services, the mobile Internet phone is a solution of all communications requirements of the people today, because most of the people always are moving, so that the best way to stay in touch with others is through the mobile internet phone.





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