New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1979. 8vo. Original full green cloth. Volume 58, 1979 of "The Bell System Technical Journal". Library stamp to pasted down front free end-paper. Minor bumping to extremities. A nice and clean copy. XXX, (2), 807 pp.
First publication of the cellular standard AMPS, the first modern cellular phone system which remained in operation until 2008 in the United States. Service started in Chicago on October 13, 1983.
"Advanced Mobile Phone Service is the analog cellular telephone service provided in the United States. Cellular service increased capacity of mobile technology because it reuses frequencies in hexagonal-shaped cells.
The AMPS standard was used in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia and several other countries.