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Generation Partnership Program
It is the 3rd Generation Partnership Program which is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations, known as the Organizational Partners.
Advanced Mobile Phone System
It was an analog mobile phone system standard developed by Bell Labs, and officially introduced in the Americas in 1983, Israel in 1986, and Australia in 1987. It was the primary analog mobile phone system in North America (and other locales) through the 1980s and into the 2000s.
Association of Radio Industries and Businesses
The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses is commonly know as ARIB. This is a standardization organisation in Japan.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is an Indian state-owned telecommunication which was incorporated on 15th September 2000. It is the largest provider of fixed telephony and fourth largest mobile telephony provider in India, and is also a provider of broadband services.
Code Division Multiple Access
Code division multiple access (CDMA) is a channel access method used by various radio communication technologies.
Cellular Digital Packet Data
Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) was a wide-area mobile data service which used unused bandwidth normally used by AMPS mobile phones between 800 and 900 MHz to transfer data.
China Wireless Telecommunication Standard
China Wireless Telecommunication Standard group (CWTS) is a non-profit making organization, which has the responsibility to define, produce and maintain Chinese wireless telecommunication standards in China. CWTS is set up with the purpose of promoting and accelerating wireless telecommunication standardization process in China.
Enhanced Data for Global 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.
European Telecommunications Standards Institute
The ETSI is an independent, non-profit, standardization organization in the telecommunications industry (equipment makers and network operators) in Europe, with worldwide projection.
Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access
It is the air interface of 3GPP's Long Term Evolution (LTE) upgrade path for mobile networks.
Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access
This is the brand name of the W-CDMA-based 3G telecommunications services being offered by the Japanese telecommunications service provider NTT DoCoMo. It is an implementation of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System and was the world's first 3G service to commence operation.
General Packet Radio Service
It is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM). GPRS was originally standardized by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in response to the earlier CDPD and i-mode packet-switched cellular technologies.
Global System for Mobile Communications
It is a standard set developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe technologies for second generation (or "2G") digital cellular networks.
High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
It is an enhanced 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family, also dubbed 3.5G, 3G+ or turbo 3G, which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity.
High Speed Packet Access
It is an amalgamation of two mobile telephony protocols, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), that extends and improves the performance of existing WCDMA protocols.
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
It is a 3G mobile telephony protocol in the HSPA family with up-link speeds up to 5.76 Mbit/s. The name HSUPA was created by Nokia. The official 3GPP name for 'HSUPA' is Enhanced Uplink (EUL).
International Mobile Telecommunications
International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced) are requirements issued by the ITU-R of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2008 for what is marketed as 4G mobile phone and Internet access service.
International Telecommunication Union
This union is the specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for information and communication technologies.
Location-based services (LBS) are a general class of computer program-level services that use location data to control features. As such LBS is an information service and has a number of uses in social networking today as an entertainment service, which is accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and which uses information on the geographical position of the mobile device. This has become more and more important with the expansion of the smartphone and tablet markets as well.
Long Term Evolution
Long-Term Evolution commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals.
Multimedia Messaging Service
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content to and from mobile phones.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is a megacorporation and a leading telecommunication authority in Pakistan. The corporation provides telephonic and internet services nation-wide and is the backbone for country's telecommunication infrastructure.
Quality of Service
Quality of service (QoS) is the overall performance of a telephony or computer network, particularly the performance seen by the users of the network.
Telecommunications Industry Association
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop voluntary, consensus-based industry standards for a wide variety of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products, and currently represents nearly 400 companies.
Telecommunications Technology Association
TTA Telecommunications Technology Association is a government run association based in Korea that sets the telecommunication standards by using standardization efforts and testing and certification services in the field of communication and information.
Telecommunication Technology Committee
This committee was established in 1985. This standardization organization is authorized by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to conduct research and to develop and promote standards for telecommunications in Japan.
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
It is a third generation mobile cellular technology for networks based on the GSM standard.
Video on Demand
These are systems which allow users to select and watch to video content on demand.
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
It is an air interface standard found in 3G mobile telecommunications networks.
World Wide Web
It is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.