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Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by melley, Aug 17, 2002.
GSM - stands for global system for mobile communications
TDMA - stands for time division multiple access
CDMA - stands for code division multiple access
"gait" phone - stands for gsm/ansi 136 introperibility team. or (able to use both gsm and
anyothers that u need ???
iDEN = Integrated Digital Enhanced Network
AMPS = Advanced Mobile Phone System
PCS = Portable Communication System (when it started). Now it is, Personal Communications Service.
GSM = Group Special Mobile (when founded in 1982). Now it is Global System for Mobile communications.
GPRS = General Packet Radio Service. (Data only service across a GSM mobile telephone network).
UMTS = Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (3G technology almost 20 times faster than GPRS).
ISDN = Integrated Services Digital Network. (64K Digital telephone lines. Mainly used for business communications).
NAMPS = Narrowband AMPS. (More efficient than AMPS, but sound terrible).
FDMA = Frequency Division Multiple Access.
DCS = Digital Communications System. (1800Mhz)
TACS = Total Access Control System. (Similar to AMPS but in 900Mhz. Popular in UK).
ETACS = Extended TACS.
NMT = Nordic Mobile Telephony. (Scandanavian Digital system popular in Eastern Europe and Russia - 450Mhz and 900Mhz).
ATM = Asynchronous Transfer Mode (Lines used to carry your voice over the telephone network. For instance, T1 or T3 lines).
Also, depending on what you are talking about:
GSM = Grams per Square Meter.
GPRS = Graduate Program on Religious Studies.
PCS = Professional, Creative and Serious; Personal Computer Service.
ATM = Asynchronous Transfer Mode; Adobe Type Manager; Automatic Teller Machine.
DCS = Desktop Color Separations; Digital Collaborative Services; Data Converting System; Digitally Controlled Squelch; Doll Collectors Society; Digital Compression System;
MIN: Mobile Identification Number (AKA - Your Cell Number)
ESN: Electronic Serial Number
DCCHigital Control Channel
AVCH: Analog Voice Channel
Of course there is also:
SID: System Identification
P/SID: Private System Identification
SOC: System Operator Code
Yes, I forgot those. There's also:
RSID = Residential System Identification.
WAP = Wireless Access Protocol.
NAM = Number Assignment Module.
CLEC = Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
LATA = Local Access and Transport Area
EDGE = Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution
IMEI = International Mobile Equipment Identity
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Ok, enough of this....I guess I got carried away.