In a communications system, a generalized partial response signaling (GPRS) technique is employed to compensate for intersymbol interference. To this end, signal points representative of data to be transmitted are selected from a signal constellation. This signal constellation includes a multiplicity of signal points which are regularly spaced within a polygonal region having more than four sides. The selected signal points are precoded in the transmitter in accordance with the GPRS technique. Because of the particular choice of the signal constellation used, the precoded signal points for transmission occupies a region identical to the polygonal region.