3G technology is the most recent released for mobile phones. More and more individuals all over the globe are converting to the new platforms because of faster connectivity, easier accessibility and better performance overall. You can enjoy faster downloads and viewing for music and videos, play 3D games and do video conferences with others. Here are more details about the compatibility among networks and how well you can get ahead.
Compatibility with Other Networks
UMTS networks can be managed and operated using GPRS or GSM networks. The systems will apply a number of frequency bands, so that mobiles and BTSs will not interfere with one another. Some vendors will claim their core network as UMTS compatible, such as RNC, BSC, MSC, SGSN and HLR, although several operators will choose to create an entirely independent and unique UMTS network. A number of the most recent GSM BTSs can also have parts of the UMTS radio and share a single rack.
The UMTS specifications are created, leaving maximum compatibility between UMTS and GSM systems. During the late 2002, there are also multi and dual band phones that can be applied in UMTS and GSM networks. Over time, the phones will have the capacity to do handovers from one network to another.
There may not be a transition time from UMTS up to the current system, since the systems of GSM will continue to function constantly in the next 10 years. A number of 1G networks are actually still functional and running until this time in some areas of the world. The only limitations for operators are the terms of the GSM license and the personal preferences of clients. The networks of UMTS will be given as an addition to the mobile platform.
Licensing and Status
Most GSM operators failed or missed to obtain a UMTS license, such as Denmark, France and the United Kingdom. These are not totally counted out. Current operators have big assets, a huge customer base, retail network, BTS site locations, image, transmission systems and several others. These give them the advantage of making deals with license holders of 3G technology. Some of the best examples are Telia with Tele2 in Sweden and Hutchison 3G in the UK.
In the United States, a number of operators have chosen CDMAOne, CDMA2000 1x EV-DO, CDMA2000 and CDMA2000 3X. Others have even chosen GSM1900, EDGE or D-AMPD-EDGE. There are new cellular frequencies allocations that may have been delayed or postponed, leading operators to use the current frequencies that naturally stop the available capacity at a certain point.
The TD-SCDMA 3G system has been constantly tested in China. There is license allocation and the possibility to adapt to other 3G technologies. When 3G licenses are given out or issued, the Beauty Contest term may be used. This means that the government will require every applicant to give a plan on how they intend to build a network and manage other business regarding 3G.
There are several aspects to consider when planning, such as asking how many jobs can be made, how many domestic products are consumed, what kind of plan in terms of financing will lead to success, what type of services can be availed of and how other less fortunate areas can also take advantage of 3G technology.