General Packet Radio Service. Data communications upgrade
for GSM networks, enabling a maximum data rate of up to
115kbps. All UK networks are aiming to adopt this system
by early 2001.
Global System for Mobile Communications. A digital cellular
communications standard used throughout Europe, and elsewhere
around the world. The standard is used in three frequency
bands – 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz. In the UK,
the term GSM is commonly used to mean GSM900 – while
GSM1800 networks are often referred to as PCNs.
GSM network operating in the 900MHz band – as used
by BT Cellnet and Vodafone in the UK, and by more than
100 countries around the world.
GSM network operating in the 1800MHz band – as used
by Orange and One 2 One in the UK, and by a small but
growing number of countries around the world.
GSM network operating in the 1900 MHz band – as
used in several states in the USA plus parts of Canada
and South America.