3 GSM is the latest addition to the GSM family. 3 GSM enables the provision of mobile multimedia services such as music, TV and video, rich entertainment content and Internet access. The technology on which 3GSM services are delivered is based on a GSM network enhanced with a Wideband-CDMA (W-CDMA) air interface – the over-the-air transmission element. Global operators, in conjunction with the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP) standards organization, have developed 3GSM as an open standard.
What is 3GSM? – Is it the same as 3G, UMTS, W-CDMA and IMT-2000, or are they different in some way?
Third Generation [3G] is the generic term used for the next generation of mobile communications systems. These have been created to support the effective delivery of a range of multimedia services. In addition, they provide more efficient systems for the over-the-air transmission of existing services, such as voice, text and data that are available today.
Data Speeds are enabled by 3GSM?
The use of the W-CDMA air interface significantly increases. The Data Transfer Rate of GSM networks, offering average down link rates of around 300 kbit/s.
What services are enabled by 3GSM systems?
TV and video on demand, High-speed multimedia data services and mobile Internet access are just a few of the offerings available to users. 3GSM expands the potential for content-rich information and communication services, Providing Enhanced Capacity for Traditional voice services.
3GSM bridges the gap between the wireless world & the computing/Internet world,
Creating the possibility of seamless inter-operation between the two.
The 3G Evolution describes the seamless, compatible evolutionary path of enhancements to the existing 3 GSM technology family. These will offer GSM operators higher data transfer speeds and greater system capacity that, in turn, will enhance their ability to provide mobile broadband multimedia services.
An evolutionary path within the GSM family of technologies delivers the generic benefits of GSM such as global roaming, seamless billing, network compatibility and huge economies of scale. The 3G evolutionary path has a series of well-defined technology enhancements.
The first to be realised is the down link performance improvement – High Speed Down link Packet Access (HSDPA).