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GPRS

GPRS

(General Packet Radio Service) The first data service for GSM cellular carriers. GPRS added a packet capability to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations.

GPRS works on GPRS cellphones as well as laptops and portable devices that have GPRS modems. Users have typically experienced downstream data rates up to 80 Kbps. GPRS is not the same as GSM's short messaging service (GSM-SMS), which is limited to messages of 160 bytes in length. GPRS was superseded by EDGE, which changed the modulation method to increase speed. See cellular generations, cellular vs. Wi-Fi, EDGE and GSM.


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HE Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Establishment, stressed the importance of launching the smart GRPS platform.
employees with a mobile app to access services and make requests from the GRPS.
Alcatel-Lucent is providing the Smart Metering Management System (SMM 8617 and the expertise to integrate the planned service, including the connection to the operational management systems of energy suppliers, while Vodafone will be providing the connectivity between the smart meters and the Smart Metering Management System via wired or wireless GRPS broadband.
GRPS provides employees with an opportunity to perform their duties efficiently through compliance with the requirements of the Dubai Government's Human Resources Management Law No.
This has been achieved through the GRPS, which has been developed by Dubai eGovernment to create a pioneering model for systems dedicated to serving government departments and their employees, and is supported by a reliable infrastructure.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the directions of Dubai Government to focus on customer and employee satisfaction, the GRPS division within Dubai eGovernment has implemented the law issued by His Highness on April 12, 2009 on Government Resources Planning which has positively affected Dubai's judicial staff, namely, the judges of Dubai Courts, the prosecutors of Dubai Public Prosecution and judicial inspectors in H.
The 'Nomade Fret' (nomade translates as wanderer or rover) project will see Fret SNCF agents on the ground equipped with Motorola MC75 ruggedised terminals running a dedicated application communicating via GRPS with the Fret SNCF central computer.