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Unformatted text preview: General packet radio service (GPRS) is a packet-based wireless data communication service designed to replace the current circuit-switched services available on the second-generation global system for mobile communications (GSM) and time division multiple access (TDMA) IS-136 networks. GSM and TDMA networks were designed for voice communication, dividing the available bandwidth into multiple channels, each of which is constantly allocated to an individual call (circuit-switched). These channels can be used for the purpose of data transmission, but they only provide a maximum transmission speed of around 9.6Kbps (kilobits per second). GPRS GPRS distributes packets of data from several different terminals in the system across multiple channels, making a much more efficient use of the bandwidth currently available for 'bursty' applications such as internet access. In theory, using all eight channels in a GSM network at once, a GPRS connection can internet access....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course SCE 5403 taught by Professor Hafez during the Spring '10 term at Carleton CA.
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