General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS),

Definition of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS):

  1. A wireless telecommunication service for GSM mobile phones which uses packet-switching technology and provides relatively fast data transfer, allowing internet connection; abbreviated GPRS.

  2. Europes packet switched wireless data (not voice) communication technology based on Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) standard. GPRS offers maximum speed of 115 kilobits per second (kb/s) and typical speed of 40 to 50 kb/s, compared to the maximum GSM speed of 9.6 kb/s. Introduced in 2002, it provides intermittent data transfer (in short bursts of about 500 octet size) and user is billed for the amount of data sent, not for airtime.

Meaning of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) & General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Definition