N-AMPS


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N-AMPS

(Narrow-bandwidth AMPS) A version of the AMPS analog cellular mobile phone system that used a narrower bandwidth and provided more calling capacity. See AMPS and D-AMPS.
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Our strategy, to migrate from analog to N-AMPS and digital, is exceeding our expectations.
This tradition will continue with the introduction of the 232N, which again will set the standard among dual-mode N-AMPS phones in terms of powerful, easy to use features contained within an award-winning phone design.
N-AMPS is commercially available, but it is under review by the TIA to determine whether it should become a technology standard.
John DeFeo, president and chief executive officer of U S WEST NewVector, said N-AMPS is "a solid, viable technology that can handle the startling growth of cellular telecommunications.
U S WEST NewVector Group lends its support to N-AMPS validation," DeFeo said.
The decision by the CTIA to confirm the TDMA standard -- which echoes similar standards decisions in favor of TDMA in Europe and Japan -- came after considerable industry discussion of other alternatives, including wideband approaches such as Code Division Multiple Access as well as narrowband systems like Motorola's N-AMPS.