GSM - Summary


Hope, now you are aware of GSM Technology. We have taught you all the basic concepts related to GSM technology.

You have learnt about GSM basic overview, its architecture along with a description about all important GSM elements and a brief GSM specification. You have gone through all the important GSM Addresses and Identifiers also.

Further, we have given a short description of GSM protocol stack and available GSM services and their billing techniques.

A list of all the important GSM Acronyms has been given for your quick reference. So you can bookmark this page for future reference.

What is Next?

To enhance the current data capabilities of GSM, operators and infrastructure providers have specified new extensions to GSM Phase II. These extensions are:

  • High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) : by using several circuit channels.

  • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) : to provide packet radio access to external packet data networks (such as X.25 or Internet)

  • Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE) : using a new modulation scheme to provide up to three times higher throughput (for HSCSD and GPRS)

  • Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) : a new wireless technology using new infrastructure deployment.

If you are not aware of GPRS technology, then our Simple GPRS tutorial will give you a very good start up.

Now, if you need more details about GSM technology, then I would recommend you to go through other GSM resources listed in GSM Useful Resources chapter.

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