3G Technology

Third generation (3G) of mobile telephony began with the start of the new millennium and offered major advancement over previous generations. Some of the characteristics of this generation are −

  • Data speeds of 144 kbps to 2 Mbps
  • High speed web browsing
  • Running web based applications like video conferencing, multimedia e-mails, etc.
  • Fast and easy transfer of audio and video files
  • 3D gaming

Every coin has two sides. Here are some downsides of 3G technology −

  • Expensive mobile phones
  • High infrastructure costs like licensing fees and mobile towers
  • Trained personnel required for infrastructure set up

The intermediate generation, 3.5G grouped together dissimilar mobile telephony and data technologies and paved way for the next generation of mobile communication.