Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications is a digital communication method by ETSI for cordless phones, mobile phones as well as for wireless data transfer. In Europe, DECT operates within a frequency range of 1,88 to 1,9 GHz. In the USA there is the adapted standard DECT@ISM working with 2,4 GHz.
The DECT standard fully specifies a means for a portable unit, such as a cordless telephone, to access a fixed telecoms network via radio. But, unlike the GSM standards, does not specify any internal aspects of the fixed network. Connectivity to the fixed network (that may be of many different kinds) is done through a base station or “Radio Fixed Part” to terminate the radio link, and a gateway to connect calls to the fixed network.