Unlicensed Personal Communications Services
or "UPCS" describes the 1920-1930 MHz
frequency band allocated by the FCC
for short range applications in the United States
, such as the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications
wireless protocol. These rules are described in Title 47, Part 15
of the Code of Federal Regulations
. Licensed PCS
, although not necessarily distinguished as such from UPCS, is used for digital mobile phone
DECT devices designed for the U.S., which use the brand name "DECT 6.0", operate in this band.
Prior to an FCC rules change in April 2005, the band also included the frequencies 1910-1930 MHz and 2390-2400 MHz. These were used for a variety of short range communications, including point-to-point microwave links.