A data transmission technology based on transmitting data in relatively small, fixed-size packets or cells. Each cell contains only basic path information that allows switching devices to route the cell quickly. Cell relay systems can reliably carry live video and audio because cells of fixed size arrive in a more predictable way than systems with packets or frames of varying size.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is the cell relay standard set by the CCITT organization. ATM uses a cell of 53 bytes.
Same as mobile phone.
- cellphone novel
A published book that is based on and largely contains text messaging sentences as they were typed out on a cellphone. Cellphone novels are usually authored by women, are in the first person and are read like a personal diary. Cellphone novels are popular in Japan, because the nature of the Japanese language, where a […]
- cellphone plate
See under faceplate.
- cellphone virus
A cellphone (also called a mobile phone) virus is the equivalent to a computer virus, only it infects consumer cellphones and spreads by way of MMS attachments, Bluetooth transfers, and Internet downloads. The most common type of cellphone virus is one that travels from computers to cellphones by way of infected files that are downloaded […]
(sel´ū-l&r) (adj.) Refers to communications systems, especially the Advance Mobile Phone Service (AMPS), that divide a geographic region into sections, called cells. The purpose of this division is to make the most use out of a limited number of transmission frequencies. Each connection, or conversation, requires its own dedicated frequency, and the total number of […]