What is 3G
3G is the next generation of mobile communications systems, that has been
launched in India. The 3rd Generation telecom network or 3F gives you the power
of higher speeds to enjoy multimedia services , high speed mobile broadband and
internet access with the ability to view videos on your mobile handsets and devices.
With a 3G phone and access to the 3G network consumers can make video calls,
watch live TV, access high speed internet and enjoy live streaming at never before
speeds of upto 21 Mbps.
3G provides accelerated data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities
for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. A major advantage being that 3G
can make voice and data access possible at the same time unlike the 2G networks,
so u don’t get disconnected from the internet whenever your phone rings!!!
Powered by technology called High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSPA), 3G
networks can send data many times faster than the rates of earlier 2G networks,
which means that in addition to audio, graphics and text, 3G customers can also
send and receive video content in 3G coverage areas.
With the help of 3G, we can access many new services too. Another thing to be
noted in case of 3G is that Wide Band Voice Channel that is by this the world has
been contracted to a little village because a person can contact with other person
located in any part of the world and can even send messages too. Then the point to
be noted is that 3G gives clarity of voice as well can talk with out any disturbance.
Not only these but also have entertainments such as Fast Communication, Internet,
Mobile T.V, Video Conferencing, Video Calls, Multi Media Messaging Service (MMS),
3D gaming, Multi-Gaming etc are also available with 3G phones
What kind of speeds can you expect with 3G Services ?
3G technology supports really fast data download speeds. However, download
speeds are dependent on the type of service and the application you access, mobile
device, network capacity and location. Speeds of upto 21 Mbps are being offered
though major handsets can provide capabilities of upto 10 Mbps.
A few important things :
For mobile to mobile video calling, both you and the person you are video
calling must have a 3G compatible phone and be in the coverage area of the
respective 3G network.
The speeds mentioned above average speeds. Upload speeds will be slower
as in case of Assymetric Broadband Connections. Actual user speeds will vary
depending on a variety of factors, including user location, network capacity, mobile
device, transmission direction and external constraints (including, without limitation,
the application in use).