The proposed system will use satellites and Earth-based repeaters to ensure mobile phones will receive signals inside buildings.
S-band, which covers the spectrum from 2 to 4 GHz, provides frequencies optimised for wireless distribution of video and other services to mobile devices. These include phones, personal digital assistants, laptop computers and vehicle-mounted receivers.
The system will integrate into modern mobile telephone and vehicle-mounted receiver designs at very low cost, making it ideal for the mass market, ESA said.[email protected]