Table Of Contents
First Published: May 6, 2010
Last Updated: November 28, 2012, OL-22739-03
3G—Third-generation technology in the context of mobile phone.technology. The services associated with 3G include wide-area wireless voice telephony and broadband wireless data within a mobile environment.
3GPP—Third-Generation Partnership Project.
3GPP2—Third-Generation Partnership Project 2.
ACL—Access Control Lists.
BTS—Base Transceiver Station.
CDMA—Code Division Multiple Access.
CDMA2000—Hybrid 2.5G/3G protocol of mobile telecommunications standards that use CDMA, a multiple access scheme for digital radio, to send voice, data, and signaling data (such as a dialed telephone number) between mobile phones and cell sites. CDMA2000 is considered a 2.5G protocol in 1xRTT and a 3G protocol in EVDO.
CHAP— Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol.
EDGE—Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) or Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS).
EVDO—Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only.
GGSN—Gateway GPRS support node.
GPRS— General Packet Radio Service.
GSM—Global System for Mobile Communications.
HSDPA—High-Speed Downlink Packet Access or High-Speed Downlink Protocol Access.
HWIC—High-Speed WAN Interface Card.
IPCP— IP Control Protocol.
MIP—Mobile Internet Protocol.
NAI—Network Address Identifier.
PCF—Packet Control Function.
PDP—Packet Data Protocol.
PDSN— Packet Data Serving Node.
PSTN—Public Switched Telephone Network.
QoS—Quality of Service.
RAN—Radio Access Network.
SGSN—Serving GPRS Support Node.
SIM—Subscriber Identity Module.
SIP—Simple Internet Protocol.
UMTS—Universal Mobile Telecommunications System is one of the 3G mobile phone technologies.
WCDMA—Wideband Code Division Multiple Access.