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community. Instead the practice has been to blame the communications system for failing to support the traffic load. This situation would never arise in the commercial cellular industry, where providers take a systems approach and make trade-offs between bandwidth costs and source compression costs.

18. Mobile code, such as Java, might eliminate the need to agree on a compression standard because the delivery of executable code (along with the transmitted data) would allow the receiver to adapt to the sender's coding scheme.

19. An alternative approach would be to implement new functions in ASIC chips, which offer efficiencies in terms of power consumption. However, this approach would not provide an open architecture and might not be adaptable to future radio waveforms.

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