Personal Digital Cellular
PDC is the Japanese digital cellular standard. It will enhance the capacity limitations that were previously experienced by analog systems, as new spectrum has been
made available for PDC.
The use of the new digital technology is aimed at
increasing competition and expanding cellular phone service to more users in
The Japanse PDC system operates in the 1880 MHz to 1900 MHz
band, the same band as used by the DECT standard which originated from Europe.
The introduction of a 1.5 GHz version of PDC in the Japanese market enables new
operators to compete in the cellalar market.
- Kansai Cellular Telephone (KCT) Company operates PDC service in Osaka. The system, initially consisted of 85 cell sites for 75,000 expected subscribers.
- TU-KA Tokyo operates in
the Tokyo metro area and in Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
The network has 161 cell sites for up to 140,000 future subscribers.
- TU-KA Tokai operates in Nagoya. The network
has 88 cell sites, for to 45,000 future subscribers.
- Digital Tuka Hokkaido's (DTH's) operates in Hokkaido in
- Central Japan Digital Phone company (CDP) operates in
the region of
The interconnection between the base station and the Mobile Switching Center is an A
interface similar to the open A interface used in GSM.