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Index 3G

3G, short for third generation, is the third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology. [1]

85 relations: A5/1, Adelaide, Asia, Auction theory, Australia, Austria, Block cipher, BT Group, CDMA2000, CdmaOne, China, Dark fibre, Data-rate units, Digital AMPS, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications, Dot-com bubble, Emtel, Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution, Ericsson, Essential patent, European Commission, Evolution-Data Optimized, Evolved High Speed Packet Access, Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access, Fujitsu, General Packet Radio Service, GSM, High Speed Packet Access, Hitachi, Hutchison Asia Telecom Group, IMT Advanced, India, InterDigital, International Telecommunication Union, IPhone, Isle of Man, KASUMI, KT Corporation, List of countries by population (United Nations), List of mobile phone generations, LTE (telecommunication), LTE Advanced, Lucent, Manx Telecom, MIMO, Minimum-shift keying, Mitsubishi, Mobile broadband, Mobile broadband modem, Mobile radio telephone, ..., Mobile telephony, Mobile Web, Motorola, Nepal, Nepal Telecom, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Next-generation network, Nokia, Nortel, NTT DoCoMo, Orange S.A., Panasonic, Phase-shift keying, Philips, Qualcomm, Reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing, Siemens, Singapore, SK Telecom, Smartphone, Spectral efficiency, Spread spectrum, Stream cipher, Telecoms crash, Telenor, UMTS, United Kingdom, WiMAX, Wireless, 1G, 2G, 3GPP, 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2, 4G, 5G. Expand index (35 more) »


A5/1 is a stream cipher used to provide over-the-air communication privacy in the GSM cellular telephone standard.

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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Auction theory

Auction theory is an applied branch of economics which deals with how people act in auction markets and researches the properties of auction markets.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.

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Block cipher

In cryptography, a block cipher is a deterministic algorithm operating on fixed-length groups of bits, called a block, with an unvarying transformation that is specified by a symmetric key.

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BT Group

BT Group plc (trading as BT and formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational telecommunications holding company with head offices in London, United Kingdom.

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CDMA2000 (also known as C2K or IMT Multi‑Carrier (IMT‑MC)) is a family of 3G mobile technology standards for sending voice, data, and signaling data between mobile phones and cell sites.

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Interim Standard 95 (IS-95) was the first ever CDMA-based digital cellular technology.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Dark fibre

A dark fibre or unlit fibre is an unused optical fibre, available for use in fibre-optic communication.

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Data-rate units

In telecommunications, data-transfer rate is the average number of bits (bitrate), characters or symbols (baudrate), or data blocks per unit time passing through a communication link in a data-transmission system.

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Digital AMPS

IS-54 and IS-136 are second-generation (2G) mobile phone systems, known as Digital AMPS (D-AMPS), and a further development of the north-American 1G mobile system AMPS.

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Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (Digital European Cordless Telecommunications), usually known by the acronym DECT, is a standard primarily used for creating cordless telephone systems.

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Dot-com bubble

The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet.

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Emtel Ltd. is a telecommunications company based in Ebene City, Mauritius.

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Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution

Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) (also known as Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS), or IMT Single Carrier (IMT-SC), or Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution) is a digital mobile phone technology that allows improved data transmission rates as a backward-compatible extension of GSM.

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Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson) is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm.

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Essential patent

An essential patent or standard-essential patent (SEP) is a patent that claims an invention that must be used to comply with a technical standard.

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European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.

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Evolution-Data Optimized

Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO, EVDO, etc.) is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access.

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Evolved High Speed Packet Access

Evolved High Speed Packet Access, or HSPA+, or HSPA(Plus), or HSPAP is a technical standard for wireless, broadband telecommunication.

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Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access

Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access (FOMA) is the brand name of the W-CDMA-based 3G telecommunications services being offered by the Japanese telecommunications service provider NTT DoCoMo.

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is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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General Packet Radio Service

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a packet oriented mobile data standard on the 2G and 3G cellular communication network's global system for mobile communications (GSM).

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GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is a standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe the protocols for second-generation digital cellular networks used by mobile devices such as tablets, first deployed in Finland in December 1991.

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High Speed Packet Access

High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) is an amalgamation of two mobile protocols, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), that extends and improves the performance of existing 3G mobile telecommunication networks using the WCDMA protocols.

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() is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

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Hutchison Asia Telecom Group

Hutchison Asia Telecommunications Limited, formerly Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited, is a multinational telecommunications services company headquartered in Hong Kong and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa.

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IMT Advanced

International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced Standard) are requirements issued by the ITU-R of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2008 for what is marketed as 4G (or sometimes as 4.5G) mobile phone and Internet access service.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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InterDigital is a mobile technology research and development company that provides wireless technologies for mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide.

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International Telecommunication Union

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU; Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT)), originally the International Telegraph Union (Union Télégraphique Internationale), is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies.

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iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPhone line of products use Apple's iOS mobile operating system software.

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

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KASUMI is a block cipher used in UMTS, GSM, and GPRS mobile communications systems.

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KT Corporation

KT Corporation (Hangul: 케이티 주식회사), formerly Korea Telecom, is South Korea's largest telephone company.

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List of countries by population (United Nations)

This is a list of countries and other inhabited areas of the world by total population, based on projections published by the United Nations in the 2017 revision of World Population Prospects.

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List of mobile phone generations

This is a list of mobile phone generations.

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LTE (telecommunication)

In telecommunication, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies.

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LTE Advanced

LTE Advanced is a mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.

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Lucent Technologies, Inc., was an American multinational telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey, in the United States.

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Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom Ltd. (Chellinsh Vannin) is the primary provider of broadband and telecommunications on the Isle of Man.

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In radio, multiple-input and multiple-output, or MIMO (pronounced or), is a method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmit and receive antennas to exploit multipath propagation.

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Minimum-shift keying

In digital modulation, minimum-shift keying (MSK) is a type of continuous-phase frequency-shift keying that was developed in the late 1950s and 1960s.

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The is a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies in a variety of industries.

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Mobile broadband

Mobile broadband is the marketing term for wireless Internet access through a portable modem, USB wireless modem, tablet/smartphone or other mobile device.

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Mobile broadband modem

A mobile broadband modem, also known as a connect card or data card, is a type of modem that allows a personal computer or a router to receive Internet access via a mobile broadband connection instead of using telephone or cable television lines.

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Mobile radio telephone

Mobile radio telephone systems were telephone systems of wireless type that preceded the modern cellular mobile form of telephony technology.

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Mobile telephony

Mobile telephony is the provision of telephone services to phones which may move around freely rather than stay fixed in one location.

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Mobile Web

The mobile web refers to browser-based Internet services accessed from handheld mobile devices, such as smartphones or feature phones, through a mobile or other wireless network.

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Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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Nepal Telecom

Nepal Doorsanchar Company Ltd. (नेपाल दूरसञ्चार कम्पनी लिमिटेड), popularly known as Nepal Telecom (नेपाल टेलिकम) is state owned telecommunication service provider in Nepal with 91.49% of the government share.

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New York University Tandon School of Engineering

The New York University Tandon School of Engineering (commonly referred to as Tandon) is the engineering and applied sciences school of New York University.

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Next-generation network

The next-generation network (NGN) is a body of key architectural changes in telecommunication core and access networks.

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Nokia is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865.

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Nortel Networks Corporation, formerly known as Northern Telecom Limited, Northern Electric and sometimes known simply as Nortel, was a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan.

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Orange S.A.

Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation.

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, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.

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Phase-shift keying

Phase-shift keying (PSK) is a digital modulation process which conveys data by changing (modulating) the phase of a constant frequency reference signal (the carrier wave).

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips, stylized as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam currently focused in the area of healthcare.

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Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services.

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Reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing

Reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms, also known as fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, denote a voluntary licensing commitment that standards organizations often request from the owner of an intellectual property right (usually a patent) that is, or may become, essential to practice a technical standard.

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Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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SK Telecom

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (Hangul: SK텔레콤 or 에스케이텔레콤) (full name: Sunkyong Telecom) is a South Korean wireless telecommunications operator, it is part of the SK Group, one of the country's largest chaebols.

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A smartphone is a handheld personal computer with a mobile operating system and an integrated mobile broadband cellular network connection for voice, SMS, and Internet data communication; most, if not all, smartphones also support Wi-Fi.

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Spectral efficiency

Spectral efficiency, spectrum efficiency or bandwidth efficiency refers to the information rate that can be transmitted over a given bandwidth in a specific communication system.

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Spread spectrum

In telecommunication and radio communication, spread-spectrum techniques are methods by which a signal (e.g., an electrical, electromagnetic, or acoustic signal) generated with a particular bandwidth is deliberately spread in the frequency domain, resulting in a signal with a wider bandwidth.

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Stream cipher

A stream cipher is a symmetric key cipher where plaintext digits are combined with a pseudorandom cipher digit stream (keystream).

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Telecoms crash

The Telecoms crash was a stock market crash which occurred in 2001.

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Telenor ASA is a Norwegian multinational telecommunications company headquartered at Fornebu in Bærum, close to Oslo.

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The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third generation mobile cellular system for networks based on the GSM standard.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a family of wireless communication standards based on the IEEE 802.16 set of standards, which provide multiple physical layer (PHY) and Media Access Control (MAC) options.

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Wireless communication, or sometimes simply wireless, is the transfer of information or power between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor.

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1G refers to the first generation of wireless cellular technology (mobile telecommunications).

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2G (or 2-G) is short for second-generation cellular technology.

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The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications standards associations, known as the Organizational Partners.

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3rd Generation Partnership Project 2

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) is a collaboration between telecommunications associations to make a globally applicable third generation (3G) mobile phone system specification within the scope of the ITU's IMT-2000 project.

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4G is the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, succeeding 3G.

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5G is a marketing term for some new mobile technologies.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3G

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