packet radio


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packet radio

(communications, radio)
The use of packet switched communications protocols in large networks (i.e not wireless LANs or Bluetooth) having wireless links to terminals at least. Packet radio is split into amateur packet radio (AX25) and General Packet Radio Service (GRPS).

packet radio

The wireless transmission of data, which is divided into packets, or frames, for error checking. See DataTAC and Mobitex.
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Figure: New Zealand General Packet Radio Service/Mobile Data Usage and Preferences, 2004
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- To meet accelerating demand for new wireless connections across Pakistan's major cities, Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (PTML) has selected Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to significantly expand its Ufone GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) / GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network over the next year under agreements estimated at US$125 million.
a wholly-owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International, the mobile arm of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE:DT), has awarded a wireless contract extension to Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to provide GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) and packet core wireless data network upgrades and associated professional services.
Microcell operates a GSM network across Canada and markets Personal Communications Services (PCS) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) under the Fido(R) brand name.
Launched in January 2004, the Freedom Box 200G is an intelligent wireless data platform that is bundled with AT&T Wireless' General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) wireless data service and offered to telemetry customers and other integrators looking to migrate to the higher speed and reliability of the GPRS network.
i wireless, formerly Iowa Wireless Services, has extended its agreement with Nokia for the supply of a complete range of GSM network equipment, including General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) capability.