3G Third-generation wireless
Near-future broad bandwidth, high speed developments in personal
and business wireless technology, especially mobile communications.
A new standard in the SMS environment, this stands for Enhanced Messaging
Service. It offers the ability to send a combination of tunes, sounds,
modified text, and standard text as a combined message which can be received
on EMS compliant handsets.
A network point that acts as an entrance to another network.
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)
A wireless communication service that promises fast data rates and continuous
connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users. The term
2.5G is sometimes used for GPRS.
GSM (Global System for Mobile communication)
A digital mobile telephone system that is widely used in Europe and other
parts of the world.
HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol)
The World Wide Web application protocol that runs on top of the Internet's
The Internet, sometimes called simply 'the Net', is a worldwide system
of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one
computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other
computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).
An intranet is a private network that is contained within an organization
that uses computers.
Multimedia Message Service, is a standard which is associated with 3G,
as the name indicates it will offer users the ability to send and receive
a whole variety of services.This will consist of text, sounds, video,
and or a combination of the different services.
A network is a series of points or nodes interconnected by communication
In a network, a node is a connection point - either a redistribution point
or an end point for data transmissions.
An operating system is the program that, after being initially loaded
into the computer, manages all the other programs in a computer.The other
programs are called applications.
OTA (Over The Air)
The ability to send special types of SMS message containing features that
can enhance a mobile phone (such as new ringtones, operator logos and
A protocol is the special set of rules that end points in a telecommunication
connection use when they communicate.
Used to send permission-based messages to a user who is charged to receive
the message, e.g. lottery results, news, weather and other information
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)
A way for a program running in one kind of operating system to communicate
with a progam in the same or another kind of operating system by using
the World Wide Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and its Extensible
Markup Language (XML) as the mechanisms for information exchange.
SMS (Short Message Service)
A service for sending messages of up to 160 characters to mobile phones
that use Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication.
UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)
Another name for 3G.
An Internet hosted application controlled through SOAP requests which
returns results as SOAP responses.
The term wireless refers to telecommunication in which electromagnetic
waves (rather than some form of wire) carry the signal over part or all
of the communication path.
World Wide Web
All the resources and users on the Internet that are using the HyperText
Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
A flexible way to create common information formats and share both the
format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere.