Wireless “Cellular” And “PCS” Communications

The FCC administers licensing for wireless communications. This industry is growing rapidly, evidenced by the many new products and services using wireless frequencies that are announced every week. Cellular creates a system of mobile communications through “cells,” which are small, linked service areas that operate using analog technologies.

Personal communications services (PCS) are essentially mobile phones that operate with digital technologies. PCS units can provide a range of services and features such as paging, answering services, and text messaging. The newest PCS versions even permit users to send and receive text e-mail.

Communications law is a broad field covering many issues that arise from the transmission of information. But every communications law issue involves problems with either “content” or “distribution.”Some of the most common problems associated with content include:

  • copyright
  • libel/slander
  • patents
  • trademark

Inside Wireless “Cellular” And “PCS” Communications