Know about 3G

3G stands for the third generation of wireless communication technology. It refers to pending improvements in wireless data and voice communications through any of a variety of proposed standards. The immediate goal is to raise transmission speeds from 9.5K to 2M bit/sec. 3G networks enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. The recent IPhone has also been fully equipped with the 3G technology.

3G Wireless Combines a mobile phone, laptop PC and TV
Features includes:
– Phone calls/fax
– Global roaming
– Send/receive large email messages
– High-speed Web
– Navigation/maps
– Videoconferencing
– TV streaming
– Electronic agenda meeting reminder.

The first pre-commercial 3G network was launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan branded FOMA, in May 2001 and the first commercial United States 3G network was by Monet Mobile Networks, on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology, but this network provider later shut down operations. The second 3G network operator in the USA was Verizon Wireless in October 2003 also on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO, and this network has grown strongly since then.