3G
Condemned to the 1st Circle of Hell

Definition:

Again, this is associated with mobile interface. It provides people with mobile 3G phone ready features which include video to broader scope towards networks. Phones equipped with it are usually praised so much, sort of like a marketing gimmick which is helpful and music to the ears of most mobile phone manufacturers.

3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, after 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, “IMT-2000″. 3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment.

Unlike IEEE 802.11 networks, 3G networks are wide area cellular telephone networks which evolved to incorporate high-speed internet access and video telephony. IEEE 802.11 networks are short range, high-bandwidth networks primarily developed for data.

In December 2005, 100 3G networks were operating in 40 countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association. In Asia, Europe, Canada and the USA, telecommunication companies use W-CDMA technology with the support of around 100 terminal designs to operate 3G mobile networks.

(from Wikipedia)

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    Sheila Says:

    Words seem to get shorter and shorter and this new term aimed at mobile technology is something that will again draw a crowd without even knowing in its entirety what 3G truly is. In fact, for the people who are quite straight forward, it may mean a lot of things. 3 Grand? 3 Guys? 3 Gadgets? Think of it. Resorting to shortcuts may be cool but it depends on how you use it and how people understand it. 3G seems to be something like losing words to term your stuff!