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second generation (2G)

The development of mobile radio networks was divided into several phases, which are reflected in the name generation.

Data rates of the various mobile radio networks

Data rates of the various mobile radio networks

The 2nd generation mobile radio networks (2G) are networks based on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), using digital transmission technology and circuit switching.

This generation includes the GSM networks, the D network and the E network, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) and High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD). Between the 2nd and 3rd generation, the networks with data packet switching were called the 2. 5 generation networks.

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Englisch: second generation - 2G
Updated at: 01.11.2007
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