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'''Universal Mobile Telecommunications System''' ('''UMTS''') is
'''Universal Mobile Telecommunications System''' ('''UMTS''') is a third-generation ([[3G]]) [[broadband]], [[packet]]-based [[transmission]] of [[text]], [[digitized]] [[voice]], [[video]], and [[multimedia]] at [[data rate]]s up to 2 [[megabits per second]] ([[Mbps]]). UMTS offers a consistent set of services to [[mobile]] [[computer]] and [[phone]] [[user]]s, no matter where they are located in the world. UMTS is based on the [[Global System for Mobile Communication|Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication]] [[standard]]. It is also endorsed by major [[standard]]s bodies and manufacturers as the planned [[standard]] for [[mobile user]]s around the world. Once UMTS is fully available, [[computer]] and [[phone]] [[user]]s can be constantly attached to the [[Internet]] wherever they travel and, as they [[roam]], will have the same set of capabilities. [[User]]s will have [[access]] through a combination of [[terrestrial]] [[wireless]] and [[satellite]] [[transmission]]s.<ref>[[Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse]], "Acronyms" ([http://www.sgiclearinghouse.org/Acronyms full-text]).</ref>}}
 
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{{Quote|a third-generation ([[3G]]) [[broadband]], [[packet]]-based [[transmission]] of [[text]], [[digitized]] [[voice]], [[video]], and [[multimedia]] at [[data rate]]s up to 2 [[megabits per second]] ([[Mbps]]). UMTS offers a consistent set of services to [[mobile]] [[computer]] and [[phone]] [[user]]s, no matter where they are located in the world. UMTS is based on the [[Global System for Mobile Communication|Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication]] [[standard]]. It is also endorsed by major [[standard]]s bodies and manufacturers as the planned [[standard]] for [[mobile user]]s around the world. Once UMTS is fully available, [[computer]] and [[phone]] [[user]]s can be constantly attached to the [[Internet]] wherever they travel and, as they [[roam]], will have the same set of capabilities. [[User]]s will have [[access]] through a combination of [[terrestrial]] [[wireless]] and [[satellite]] [[transmission]]s.<ref>[[Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse]], "Acronyms" ([http://www.sgiclearinghouse.org/Acronyms full-text]).</ref>}}
   
 
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Revision as of 04:14, 30 September 2013

Definition

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is

a third-generation (3G) broadband, packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to 2 megabits per second (Mbps). UMTS offers a consistent set of services to mobile computer and phone users, no matter where they are located in the world. UMTS is based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication standard. It is also endorsed by major standards bodies and manufacturers as the planned standard for mobile users around the world. Once UMTS is fully available, computer and phone users can be constantly attached to the Internet wherever they travel and, as they roam, will have the same set of capabilities. Users will have access through a combination of terrestrial wireless and satellite transmissions.[1]

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