A the user end of the mobile phone network is the equipment used by the user to
connect to the wireless part of the network. Often called the mobile client or, in
technical documents the Mobile Station (MS).
- Mobile Phone - this is the first device many people think of in
connection with the mobile network. Indeed the initial purpose of MPT was to
provide a mechanism for mobile telephony. The simplest mobile phones are
able to provide phone and text services with most able to provide
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- Smart Phones - A Smart Phone is much more than a phone, it has phone
and text capability but it also has a data interface. This data interface allows
these small computers to carry out a variety of applications, from navigation
to office facilities, from fitness recording to playing games, and much of
social media is driven by these devices. There are two families of these phones
(1)The Apple iPhone and (2)Android phones provided by manufacturers such as
Samsung, Huawei, and Google. It can be argued that these devices are driving
modern society. Ubiquitous.
- Tablets - whilst many tablets work on WiFi, some of these devices
have a SIM slot allowing connection to the Internet. This makes these tablets
much more portable. They can connect to the Internet wherever there is a
- Mobile Internet Dongles - a plug in USB dongle that has a SIM
inside. These, when plugged into another device such as a computer provides
connection to the mobile Internet for that device. Thus they allow working on
a laptop anywhere there is a mobile network. So when working in a coffee shop,
a customer can use these dongles that are more secure than the prepriority
WiFi available at these establishments.
- Routers - a router will connect WiFi devies to the internet through
(at home) an ADSL connection. A mobile router uses a SIM to connect to the
Internet through 4G/5G, rather than relying on a wired connection.
With the ability to connect
up to 20 devices, these routers can be the core of any portable office. These
routers come in various sizes from a small 4cm square device to the size of a
- IoT Devices A static IoT device can use the home or work WiFi to
provide connectivity to the Internet, but a mobile IoT device cannot. Many of
these mobile devices will "hotspot" with a mobile phone, Many will have
MPT inbuilt to be self standing and capable to connecting to the Internet