3G Cellular Mobile Technology

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G in 2G, 3G and 4G stands for the “Generation” of the mobile network. Today, mobile operators have started offering 4G services in the country. A higher number before the ‘G‘ means more power to send out and receive more information and therefore the ability to achieve a higher efficiency through the wireless network.

Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) was the first technical standard used for 3G. It’s now more commonly known as Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). More modern forms of 3G are High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and HSPA+. The latter allows for faster speeds up to 42Mbps, twice that of HSPA.

Common spectrum used for 3G connective include: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1900MHz and 2100MHz.

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