GSM is the most successful second-generation mobile technology , but the need for higher data rates spawned new developments in the data can be transferred at higher rates.


The first system to have an impact on the market is GPRS. The letters stand for GPRS General Packet Radio System GPRS technologies enable higher data rates is transported to a mobile network compared with GSM voice -centric.

GPRS technology has become the first stepping stone path between the second generation GSM technology and the 3G W- CDMA / UMTS system . GPRS technology to offer data services with data rates up to 172 Kbps , has features such as web browsing and other services that require data transfer become possible. While some data may be transferred by means of GSM, the speed is too slow for real


GPRS technology brings a number of benefits to users and network operators on both the main GSM system. It is generally implemented in a realistic data via the cellular telecommunication technology.

GPRS technology provides several important advantages when it is launched:

  • Speed: One of the advantages headlines GPRS technology is that it offers a higher data rate than is possible with GSM. Speeds of up to 172 Kbps, although the maximum data rate of attainable size under most conditions in the range of 15-40 kbps.
  • Packet switching action: Unlike GSM, which is used in circuit-switched techniques GPRS technology uses packet switching in accordance with the Internet. This makes better use of available capacity and therefore more common features such as the Internet.H
  • Always disconnect: Another advantage of GPRS is that it is an “Always On” feature. When using circuit switched scheme, the costs are based on the time which is used a circuit, that is to say, no matter how long the call. Cost to packet-switched technology for the amount of data carried out as this is what is the capacity of the service provider. Accordingly, the connection is always possible.
  • More apps: The packet switching technology includes connectivity with higher data speeds opens up even more possibilities for new applications. One of the main areas of growth that have emerged from GPRS is the form of Blackberry mobile or PDA. It provided for external applications such as email, web browsing, etc.
  • CAPEX and OPEX: Investments (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) are two major concerns for operators. If GPRS is an upgrade of the existing GSM networks (often implemented as a software upgrade to reach remote), the capital expenditure for the introduction of GPRS technology is not as high as the deployment of a completely new network. Additionally, OPEX has not been greatly affected as the main base infrastructure remained basically the same. It is mainly the new core network elements required.

GSM and GPRS components of the system work separately. GSM technology is still in talks, while the GPRS technology is used for data. Because voice and data can be sent and received simultaneously.

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