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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Communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris:ALU) (NYSE:ALU) has introduced its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR), an all-IP microwave transport platform designed to provide high-capacity and cost-efficient transport capabilities, to the North American market.
CANNES, France -- EuroTel Bratislava, a leading Slovakian wireless operator, has selected Nortel (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to upgrade its existing packet core network with a new General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) solution that can enable new multimedia and personalized mobile data services.
In summary, Carrier Access has introduced an end-to-end packet radio access network solution that economically scales in bandwidth from two T1/E1s per cell site to large "pipe" optical concentration in switching offices.
8 Mbps and will be backward compatible to 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz Enhanced Data Rate for Global Evolution (EDGE), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) networks for wireless data access worldwide.
VIENNA, Austria -- T-Mobile Austria has selected Nortel (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to replace its existing packet core network with a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) solution for delivery of multimedia and 'always on' high-speed wireless data services to its customers.
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.