Transition from GRPS/EDGE to 3G Networks Term Paper by Nicky

Transition from GRPS/EDGE to 3G Networks
Examination of the transition from GRPS and EDGE technology to 3G networks, which allow higher-quality mobile communications.
# 128401 | 1,723 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 19, 2010 in Computer and Technology (Technology)

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The paper examines the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) technology. The paper also discusses the approaching transition to third-generation (3G) networks, which are the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, superseding 2.5G. 3G is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the IMT-2000, the paper explains, and enables network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. The paper notes that 3G services include wide-area wireless voice telephony, video calls, and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment. The paper concludes that 3G mobile communications systems are capable of bringing high-quality mobile multimedia services to a mass market.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE)
Third Generation (3G)
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
3G Evolution (Pre-4G)
Evolution from 2G to 3G
From 2G to 2.5G (GPRS)
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"One of the major new third-generation (3G) mobile systems being developed within the global IMT-2000 framework is the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), which has been standardized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). UMTS makes use of UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) as the basis for a global terrestrial radio access network. Europe and Japan are implementing UTRA in the paired bands 1920-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz. Europe also has decided to implement UTRA in the unpaired bands 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz. UMTS combines key elements of Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)--about 80 percent of today's digital mobile market is TDMA-based--and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technologies with an integrated satellite component to deliver wideband multimedia capabilities over mobile communications networks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Attewell, Jim and Smith, Carol Savill. Learning with Mobile Device. London: Learning and Skills Development Agency, 2004.
  • Hellberg, Chris, Greene, Dylan, and Boyes, Truman. Broadband Network Architecture. Boston: Pearson Education Inc., 2007.
  • Miceli, Andrew. Wireless Technician's handbook. Norwood: Artech House Inc., 2003.
  • Muller, Nathan J. Wireless A to Z. New York: McGraw Hill Companies Inc., 2003.

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