Global - Wireless - Terminology Explained

Synopsis

This report lists all of the common terms used in discussing wireless activities, gives a brief definition of each term, and refers to a report dealing with that subject.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Wireless related terminology
    • 2.1 3G - Third generation
    • 2.2 AMPS - advanced mobile phone service
    • 2.3 Analogue
    • 2.4 Bandwidth
    • 2.5 Bluetooth
    • 2.6 Cell
    • 2.7 Cellular
    • 2.8 Cellular telephone
    • 2.9 CDMA - code division multiple access (or cdmaOne)
    • 2.10 CDPD - cellular digital packet data
    • 2.11 Coverage area
    • 2.12 CT2 - cordless telephone (second generation)
    • 2.13 CT3 (DCT 900)
    • 2.14 CTS - cordless telephone system
    • 2.15 D-AMPS - digital advanced mobile phone system
    • 2.16 DCS 1800 - Digital Cellular System/Digital Cordless Standard
    • 2.17 DECT - digital european cordless telephone
    • 2.18 Digital
    • 2.19 Dualband (db)
    • 2.20 Dual mode
    • 2.21 EDGE - enhanced data for GSM evolution/environment
    • 2.22 EFR - enhanced full rate
    • 2.23 ETACS - extended total access communication systems
    • 2.24 Fixed wireless
    • 2.25 GPS - global positioning system
    • 2.26 GPRS – general packet radio service
    • 2.27 GSM - global system for mobile communications
    • 2.28 HSCSD – high-speed circuit switched data
    • 2.29 iDEN -integrated digital enhanced network
    • 2.30 IMT-2000 - international mobile telecommunications-2000
    • 2.31 Last mile
    • 2.32 LBS - location-based services
    • 2.33 LMCS - local multipoint communications systems
    • 2.34 LMDS - local multipoint distribution service
    • 2.35 M-commerce
    • 2.36 MCS - multipoint communications systems
    • 2.37 MMDS - multichannel multipoint distribution service
    • 2.38 MSS - mobile satellite services
    • 2.39 N-AMPS - narrowband advanced mobile phone service
    • 2.40 Narrowband
    • 2.41 NMT - nordic mobile telephone system
    • 2.42 PACS - personal access communications system
    • 2.43 Pager
    • 2.44 PCS - personal communications services
    • 2.45 PDA - personal digital assistant (hand held computer)
    • 2.46 PDC - personal digital cellular
    • 2.47 PHS - personal handyphone system
    • 2.48 Prepaid services
    • 2.49 Roaming/roaming agreement
    • 2.50 Satellite
    • 2.51 SIM - subscriber identity module
    • 2.52 SIM cards
    • 2.53 Smartphone
    • 2.54 SMS - short message service
    • 2.55 Spectrum
    • 2.56 Spread spectrum
    • 2.57 TDMA - time division multiple access
    • 2.58 TETRA - terrestrial trunked rAdio
    • 2.59 UMTS - universal mobile telecommunications System
    • 2.60 Unified messaging
    • 2.61 Voicemail
    • 2.62 VSAT - very small aperture terminal
    • 2.63 WAP - wireless application protocol
    • 2.64 W-CDMA - wideband code division multiple access
    • 2.65 Wideband
    • 2.66 Wi-Fi
    • 2.67 WLL - wireless local loop

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Status Archived

Last updated 8 Apr 2003
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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