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  Evolution to 3G
TIA TR-45.3 is responsible for the D-AMPS/ IS-136 evolution.
For GSM (GSM 1900) the evolution is dealt with by T1/P1.
Second generation wireless communication services are being implemented and improved in Australia in preparation for the evolution to 3G.
cellular.co.za /technologies/3g/3g_evolution.htm   (892 words)

 3G Americas::Unifying the Americas through Wireless Technology
The founding members of 3G Americas wanted a single organization that could globally address the converged operator networks and their seamless evolution to future generations.
This marks a significant milestone for the advancement of the GSM family of technologies and ensures a smooth transition to Third Generation (3G) services in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, where a growing number of leading operators are committed to the GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA technology migration.
The mission of 3G Americas is to promote and facilitate the seamless deployment throughout the Americas of GSM and its evolution to 3G and beyond.
www.3gamericas.org /English/About_3G_Americas   (344 words)

 Understanding 3G Telecom Evolution Through Cladistics
Recognizing that 3G has many roots in earlier technologies, one useful way to understand 3G telecom evolution is by applying the concepts of "cladistics." In an article by Guy Simpson, Vice President Applications Development, Catapult Communications, it suggests using cladistics to describe 3G standard development path.
Figure 2 is a cladistics diagram that shows the evolution of 3G UMTS technology -- the primitive characteristic is GSM, a common base of technology that all members of the group support.
This book discusses 3G services from the view of what is needed for the service to provide value to the user, what is the value proposition for the user, how will money be made out of delivering the service, and discussions on how revenue sharing propositions might work to benefit content providers and network operators.
www.3gnewsroom.com /3g_news/nov_02/news_2721.shtml   (461 words)

 GSM World - 3GSM Platform
The 3G Evolution describes the seamless, compatible evolutionary path of enhancements to the existing 3GSM technology family.
HSDPA is a technology for improving the downlink performance of W-CDMA networks and is part of the evolutionary path of 3G enhancements to the GSM technology family.
It is the only 3G technology that offers simultaneous voice and high speed data connections, which will enable us to provide a host of innovative multimedia services for consumers and businesses.
www.gsmworld.com /technology/3g/evolution.shtml   (925 words)

 Broadband radio LANs and the evolution of wireless beyond 3G
The evolution of 2.4-GHz wireless LANs and PANs toward higher data rates and richer functionality is underway: IEEE 802.11g has drafted a higher-speed wireless LAN for data rates of up to 55 Mb/s.
In Section 3 we explore the evolution of wireless systems beyond 3G, currently being addressed by the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) [7], and discuss a future fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication system that can be integrated with an IP-based backbone network [8].
Indeed, evolutionary versions of 3G are already being explored which employ advanced modulation and diversity techniques to achieve better spectral efficiency and higher data rates [7, 18].
www.research.ibm.com /journal/rd/472/chevillat.html   (3647 words)

 3G Lte and 4G Technologies and the Capabilities They Offer
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Prospects for the Evolution of 3G and 4G to their offering.
This report considers the options for the evolution of 3G W-CDMA networks, focusing on the forthcoming 3G LTE and 4G standards.
Regulators: can reference the modelled capabilities of 3G evolution to 3G LTE and 4G, versus alternative technologies such as DVB-H and WiMAX, the value of additional spectrum to mobile operators and the actions they need to take.
www.4g.co.uk /PR2006/2057.htm   (638 words)

 3G Mobile Evolution
Available now for free download, 'Mobile Evolution: Shaping the Future' presents an overview of the technical, market and service factors influencing the development and market introduction of UMTS services and applications.
The paper discusses evolution to 3G with specific reference to UMTS/W-CDMA radio access technology, which by building on GSM provides the most cost-effective path to 3G for more than 75% of the world's wireless market.
By advancing their own 3G licensing processes in a timely fashion, there is a clear opportunity for other regions to participate alongside Europe in the enormous global opportunity that UMTS presents."
www.3g.co.uk /PR/Oct2003/6007.htm   (568 words)

 PRESS RELEASE 3G Americas Publishes Blueprint for Data Performance Optimization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An objective for 3G mobile wireless technology is to provide users with seamless mobility and mobile broadband access of voice and data services, not only in outdoor environments, but also indoors, where many users will be.
To this end, the 3G Americas' white paper provides recommendations on subjects such as site acquisition, equipment choices, and placement and location of sites and antennas.
3G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, WA with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas, TX.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=176294   (444 words)

 CDMA & 3G
The CDG efforts are focused around an evolution strategy so that capabilities can be introduced in phases during the next few years, based on and leading to the complete capabilities of cdma2000.
Looking at 3G from an operator’s perspective, preservation of investments made in infrastructure and spectrum are significant issues in defining requirements for technology migration.
Whether new capabilities are labeled 3G or not is not of material importance since the real challenge is having advanced services ready for market when customers demand them, and delivering these services cost effectively.
www.cellular.co.za /technologies/cdma/cdma_w_paper.htm   (1833 words)

 New Report on Prospects for the Evolution of 3G and 4G
This report considers the options for the evolution of 3G networks, focusing on the forthcoming 3G LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 4G standards.
By modelling a typical network, it quantifies the practical gains that will be achieved by 3G LTE and the service mixes that it will be able to support.
The report identifies clear actions for mobile network operators, equipment vendors and regulators, to seize the opportunities provided by the evolution of 3G networks.
www.soundpartners.ltd.uk /summ_super3G_3GLTE_4G.htm   (1559 words)

Roll-out of 3G networks is in theory guided by timetables stated in the licence conditions such as required minimum coverage by a specified date.
Although Finland was the first country in the world to license 3G, and incumbent operator Sonera met licensing conditions by having its network available on 1 January 2002, commercial service was not available until September due to lack of handsets.
There have been considerable delays in the introduction of 3G and market penetration of licensed systems was less than 0.4 per cent of total worldwide mobile subscribers, some four years after the licence process began.
www.itu.int /itunews/issue/2003/06/thirdgeneration.html   (3132 words)

 3G Mobile Market Trends Market Research Report from ABI Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This study examines the rapid evolution of 3G access technologies and the market conditions for their adoption, as well as the parallel 3G developments in mobile devices, infrastructure, value added services and operator strategy.
While the 3G market may be definitely gaining traction, we are rapidly approaching a crossroads in 3G+ access technologies, where the needs of different market segments can vary substantially, and the potential rewards (and losses) for the different technology vendors and mobile communications operators could be substantial.
The “3G+ future” is offering operators and end-users more choice than there has been in the market for some time.
www.abiresearch.com /products/market_research/3G_Mobile_Market_Trends   (1058 words)

 New GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance: Evolution Towards 3G / UMTS Book
3G Americas applauds the new GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance: Evolution Towards 3G/UMTS book, written by expert authors and published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd (May 2002).
Pearson also commented, "A primary mission of 3G Americas is to advocate the advancement of the EDGE technology through education and promotion to ensure a smooth transition to 3G services.
According to the EOF, EDGE terminals are scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, with tri-band terminals for the Americas expected in 2003.
www.3g.co.uk /PR/June2002/3571.htm   (994 words)

 CDG : Technology : 3G Evolution
CDMA2000 has a robust, long-term evolution path that provides operators with significant technology performance, total cost of ownership and time-to-market leadership in the delivery of advanced mobile voice and data services.
The underlying principle of the CDMA2000 evolution path is backward and forward compatibility which allows operators to seamlessly and cost-effectively upgrade their existing networks to support enhanced capabilities and advanced services.
This backward compatibility is one of the key competitive advantages of the CDMA2000 evolution path and has greatly contributed to its commercial success around the world.
www.cdg.org /technology/3g/evolution.asp   (483 words)

 The long-term evolution of 3G
The fundamental aims of this evolution - to further improve service provisioning and reduce user and operator costs - will be met through improved coverage and system capacity and by improving data rates and reducing latency.
Therefore, the focus of the evolution is on enhancements to the packet-switched (PS) domain.
The main objectives of the evolution are to further improve service provisioning and reduce user and operator costs.
ericsson.com /ericsson/corpinfo/publications/review/2005_02/07.shtml   (626 words)

 CDMA Group Publishes 3G Evolution White Paper
The CDMA Development Group (CDG) and Signals Research Group have jointly published a white paper on CDMA2000 evolution to 3G and beyond and the benefits it offers to operators in regards to capacity, data throughput, enhanced functionality and revenue opportunities.
The paper, entitled "The 3G Evolution - Taking CDMA2000 into the Next Decade," was prepared by the Signals Research Group on behalf of the CDG, and is based on extensive interviews with operators, equipment suppliers and other industry players.
The primary difference with CDMA2000 is that the evolution from 2G to 3G, including EV-DO and its future revisions, is relatively seamless due to backward and forward compatibility, "in-band" migration, and an aggressive reuse of existing hardware without the need to deploy an entirely new radio access network.
www.cellular-news.com /story/14307.php   (392 words)

 3G Long-Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution
3G LTE/SAE is the next step in terms of user-service experience, improving latency, capacity and throughput.
3G LTE supports both FDD and TDD with the same specification and HW components, allows for a large increase in system capacity and reduced cost per gigabyte.
3G SAE addresses cost-efficient deployment and operations for mass-market usage of IP services as well as improvements in integration of non-3GPP (Third-Generation Partnership Program) access technologies.
www.ericsson.com /technology/tech_articles/super_3g.shtml   (127 words)

 Wireless Network Evolution: 2G to 3G - $79.90   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The next generation of data heading toward the third-generation (3G) and personal multimedia environments is known as Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE) or GSM++.
The 3G mobile telecommunications systems are expected to provide worldwide access and global roaming for a wide range of services.
In Japan, evolution of the GSM platform is planned for the IMT-2000 (3G) core network due to its flexibility and widespread use around the world.
www.informit.com /title/0130280771   (3014 words)

 Evolution from 3G to 4G and Beyond (5G) | IT Business Edge
Evolution from 3G to 4G and Beyond (5G)
Evolution from 3G to 4G and Beyond (5G)
If Qualcomm and Cox are working together so closely on 3G in the workplace, it's not unreasonable to wonder if they may cooperate on customer-facing technology.
www.itbusinessedge.com /item/?ci=11761   (952 words)

 Evolution to 3G Mobile Communication - Resonance - November 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In this part, the concepts of 2.5G and 3G standards are presented.
However, there is a huge technical jump from 2G to 3G.
A gradual evolution from 2G digital telephony GSM to 3G was envisioned by telephone carriers as the logical step, and a set of extensions to GSM data services were designed and standardized, giving rise to 2.5 systems (HSCSD, GPRS, and EDGE).
www.ias.ac.in /resonance/Nov2003/Nov2003p37-51.htm   (261 words)

 WebWire® | Nortel and Vodafone Spain Demonstrate Evolution of 3G
UMTS in the 900 MHz band is a cost effective way of delivering nationwide high-speed mobile coverage by providing up to 60 percent site reduction savings in rural areas as well as improved Quality of Service through enhanced in-building penetration by 25 percent in urban areas.
Corporate demonstrations of HSDPA and UMTS will use 3G datacards in laptops to show how employees can use mobile broadband to stay connected to corporate networks and benefit from secure connectivity that provides instant messaging, large file data transfer as well as new applications for the mobile workforce.
"Providing a clear evolution of these services in both speed, by upgrading to HSDPA with Nortel, and coverage, through the potential use of the 900MHz spectrum in Spain is vital to highlight where our services are moving and how we are going to continue to delight our customers into 2006 and beyond."
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=9363   (891 words)

 Wireless Network Evolution: 2g to 3g by Vijay K. Garg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
New 3G systems will trigger an explosion in wireless Internet and data applications by delivering far higher data rates than have ever been possible in wireless systems before.
In "Wireless Network Evolution: 2G to 3G," renowned wireless expert Vijay K. Garg covers key 3G standard and every technical issue associated with planning, management, and optimization of 3G systems.
Wireless Network Evolution: 2g to 3g by Vijay K. : 3G networks: architecture, planning, migration, management, and optimization.
www.tonsofspecials.com /sales.php?231659   (648 words)

 Evolution to 3G Mobile Communication - Resonance - September 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Evolution to 3G Mobile Communication - Resonance - September 2003
The selection of the ‘air interface’ for a wireless system is a seminal decision for a service provider.
The air interfaces and an overview of data transfer in cellular networks for first generation (1G) analog systems, second generation (2G) digital systems, enhanced second-generation (2.5G) systems, and third generation (3G) advanced digital cellular systems are discussed in this article.
www.ias.ac.in /resonance/Sept2003/Sept2003p60-72.htm   (177 words)

 The M-Business Evolution
This is a term frequently used by the wireless carriers in order to describe their next generation wireless networks for voice and data communications.
The main advantages of the move toward 3G networks are the increased bandwidth and the worldwide standardization that 3G will bring to the global telecommunications industry.
As 3G trials and rollouts move forward with the Asia Pacific region and within Europe, carriers within the United States are able to gain an early view into the adoption patterns for these types of services and adjust their strategies accordingly.
www.developer.com /ws/other/print.php/10949_1446771_2   (1497 words)

 HDR Offers Service Providers the Data speeds for Evolution to 3G   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And in the case of high data rate (HDR), Qualcomm is the Picasso of proficiency, the Van Gogh of velocity.
But we had issues with making sure it fit nicely with the 1X evolution path, in terms of upgradeability to our network." Rather than installing all new radio infrastructure, which was what was originally envisioned with HDR, Sprint PCS needed a more cost-effective upgrade, he said.
Ed Chao, Lucent senior manager for 3G CDMA data, said this is exactly how the company upgrades its Flexent base station, which Sprint currently is using for 1X and will continue to use for 1XEV.
lists.saigon.com /vault/wireless/cdma.hdr.html   (1220 words)

 CDMA's Data Evolution
The evolution of cdmaOne networks to support cdma2000 Phase I capabilities provides for enhanced network performance in a number of areas, including speed and efficiency of data transmission.
Evolution to 3G does not require a complete change-out of technology, regardless of the networking infrastructure a wireless carrier has installed today.
One of the main benefits of implementing cdma2000 for a 3G system is that the technology is not brand new.
telephonyonline.com /wireless/mag/wireless_cdmas_data_evolution   (1487 words)

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