Wireless Voice and Data Communication

DECT – The Technology For Digital Wireless Communications

DECT stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications. DECT™ is a trademark of ETSI.

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) originally introduced DECT as an European communication standard for use in the 1.88 GHz band. Today, the DECT standard is accepted in more than 100 countries. A variant called DECT 6.0, which operates in the 1.92 GHz band, is available in the USA and Canada.

DECT is designed for both voice and data communication.


What Fraunhofer IIS hardware and software has added to the DECT standard

  • Patented antenna diversity at both base stations and mobile devices for enhanced connection quality indoors
  • Much wider range of operating temperatures thanks to temperature compensation
  • Reliable data transfer thanks to CRC error detection
  • Deterministic data transfer with fixed latency
  • Transmission power can be decreased to boost system capacity, improve user acceptance and electromagnetic compatibility and to reduce power consumption
  • Base stations can be synchronized for increased system capacity and coverage
  • Digital audio conferencing with superior voice quality