What is Personal Handyphone System (PHS)? - Definition from WhatIs.com


Personal Handyphone System (PHS)

Part of the Telecom glossary:

Developed by the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, the Personal Handyphone is a lightweight portable wireless telephone that functions as a cordless phone in the home and as a mobile phone elsewhere. The Personal Handyphone also handles voice, fax, and video signals. The phone is now being marketed in other Asian countries.

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms


  • CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access)

    - CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) refers to any of several protocols used in second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) wireless communications. (SearchTelecom.com)

  • Ethernet

    - Ethernet is the most commonly used local area network technology deployed with transmission speeds heading upwards into the gigabits range. (SearchNetworking.com)

  • millimeter wave (MM wave)

    - Millimeter wave is the band of radio spectrum between 30 Ghz and 300 Ghz that is available for use in a broad range of products and services like high speed, point-to-point wireless LAN and broadba... (SearchTelecom.com)


  • Telecom

    - Terms related to telecom, including definitions about telecommunication service providers and words and phrases about voice, video and Internet communication.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About Personal Handyphone System (PHS)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment



    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.