Monthly Archives: August 2009

NOC needs plug & go Ethernet

Everybody’s doing it: Ethernet is getting deployed on a large scale everywhere. I’ve had the chance to meet with NOC…


The 3D, 4G mesh

Just in time to join the big summer sci-fi blockbusters is a bigger-than life techno-drama for mobile operators: the 3D,…


LTE backhaul: Think twice

When you start digging into LTE, you find it’s a pretty amazing technology – not just the speeds and feeds,…


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    2G

    Second Generation
    A cellular telecom network that uses second-generation wireless technology. Such networks digitally encrypt phone conversations, and allow data services including SMS text messages.

    3G

    Third Generation
    A cellular network that uses third-generation wireless technology based on standards that support wireless voice telephony, mobile and fixed internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. Such networks are capable of data transfer rates of at least 200 Kbps and as fast as 21 Mbps.

    3GPP

    Third Generation Partnership Project
    International collaboration among telecommunications associations, with the purpose of developing and maintaining the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification for 3G mobile networks.

    4G

    Fourth Generation
    A cellular network that uses fourth generation wireless technology to deliver mobile broadband internet access in addition to voice and text messaging. Two synonymous 4G systems are commercially deployed: Mobile WiMAX an Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the predominant system in the U.S.

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