How 3G Works

As every generation has been introduced with a new advanced technology, third generation (3G) is no exception. Latest developments in technology are not stunning now rather people are waiting impatiently for the newest modification and improvements and ready to go for it. 3G technology is the modified form of second generation it is better to say that all the best features of different versions of 2nd generation are combined into third generation. Resultantly 3G Technology is known as Smartphone with high data transfer rate, WiFi hotspots connectivity and multimedia features.

Three important technologies which make the 3G standard are CDMA 2000, WCDMA (UMTS), and TD-SCDMA. The prominent features after the integration of high capability technologies are like high speed data transfer rate at 3Mbps prop up the usage of internet. It’s the matter of your need now to which mode you want to switch as to PC, internet, or phone mode, simply it’s a 3 in 1. Let see the technologies used in 3G and their function how they work.

How 3G (CDMA 2000) Works

Code Division Multiple Access 2000 is approved by 3GPP2 Organization. CDMA200 hybrid with IS-95 B provides an unlimited access to IMT-200 Band as well as CDMA 200 1x and ideal conditions for the highest data transfer rate. The CDMA 2000 1x evolves into CDMA 200 1x EV. This cdma 200 1x EV IS put into service in two different forms;

  • CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO- 1X Evolution data only able to use 1.25 MHz
  • CDMA 2000 1x EV-DV- 1x Evolution Data and Voice also use 1.25 MHz

All these versions are supposed to attain the highest speed for greater efficiency of the mobile phones.

How 3G (W-CDMA / UMTS) Works

3G mobile technology has been marked by the CDMA accomplishment. ETSI Alpha group develop this technology on radio access method. W-CDMA offers challenges in shapes of versatility and complexity of its design. Its multifaceted single algorithm made the complete system more difficult hence the receiver becomes a more complex device. It provides friendly environment to the multi-users with greater simulation and broader interface able to transfer data with time variations.

UMTS network group is experimenting on this new technology to maintain previous 2G module features and the added features as well in 3G.

How 3G (TD-SCDMA) Works

Developed by China Wireless Telecommunication Standard group TD-SCDMA is approved by the ITU. This technology is based on time synchronization with CDMA. This time division is based on duplex approach where uplink and downlink traffic transmit in different time slots. This synchronization gives flexibility to the spectrum for uplink and downlink transmission depending on symmetrical or asymmetrical information. Asymmetrical information comprises e-mail and internet applications while call system comes under symmetrical information. During asymmetrical applications downlink is given preference over uplink. Preference is given to uplink during telephony.

3G Mobile technology is providing 144 kbps connectivity speed which is the highest one in the present era. It is offering wireless broadband facility an entertainment opportunity of downloading music and videos, games with 3D effects and conference calls with video facility.

Based on the services, feature plans and areas with the 3G coverage there are many carriers who are providing it. It is still not fully accessible in all the countries so limitations hinder the availability. The real 3G technology can be enjoyed with a new mobile phone set and the 3G service pack.

All the three technologies mentioned above are working in 3G at their best. Now everyone is looking forward with expected amazement for the 4G standard as they have for sure belief on the further advancement in the field of telecommunication already reaches the peak of cellular technology.

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