What is 3G Mobile broadband and How does it Work?

Networks classified as 3G networks operate on the IEEE 802.11 protocols and were primarily developed for the use of data transmission over wireless networks. 3G is the third generation of telecommunications specifications laid down by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). At its most basic core, 3G enables network operators a vast range of services and technologies to improve services and allow for higher capacities on networks. This is achieved through spectral efficiency; spectral efficiency defines how a particular bandwidth or frequency is used in the transmission of data in the form of voice, video telephony and general data transmissions like that of the Internet. The IEEE 802.11 networks are primarily short range and high bandwidth for data transmission and can also be used for telephone calls and video calls.
3G provides an improved speed of transmission: the average speed has not yet been standardized. Many users will be quoted different speeds according to the service provider’s documentation. As a general rule of thumb, a 3G user in a stationary position will be able to transfer at a minimum of 2 Mbit/s to a maximum of 14.4 Mbit/s. These rates change as the user moves through varying cellular towers and access points via the 3G network. At a walking pace users can expect to have a maximum transfer of: 384 kbit/s or in a moving car at 128 kbit/s. 3G also incorporates the use of HSPA for fast transmissions; HSPA is a combination of two separate mobile telephone protocols. One is for the uplink transfer (HSUPA) and the other for downlink (HSDPA) transfers.
MobilityPass 3G mobile Internet access delivers up to 7.2 Mbit/s transfer rates using the HSDPA protocol for increased speed and reliability. MobilityPass includes in every mobile Internet package privacy and confidentiality of all customer information as well as increased security for access to the mobile Internet. The beauty of the MobilityPass packages is that if the Internet is not used the customer is not billed unlike most of the competition that bills the customer regardless of usage and transfers. This makes MobilityPass a logical choice for business people around the world especially since MobilityPass has access in over 75 countries.
The standard for 3G has fallen into the UMTS or W-CDMA specification and is used in most 3G networks in one form or another. There are five other interfaces for the technologies governing the wireless Internet and telephone industries, although many are only used in remote locations that have not yet upgraded to the 3G network. The upgrade process is a long arduous one as the pre-3G technologies needed to be almost completely replaced. In many areas and countries the radio frequencies used for 3G and UMTS are completely different than those used for previous technologies. Licensing needs to obtained on these new radio frequencies which has been a problem for some companies and countries as the costs can be staggering.
While new networks need to be built and designed in areas lacking the available technology to build on, 3G has taken a decent portion of the world’s data services. In the countries where 3G was first launched, Japan and South Korea, 3G subscribers now account for 70% of the market. In countries such as the US and Europe it is closer to 30% and rising on a monthly basis.

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