What is 2.5G? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Wireless technologies glossary:

2.5G describes the state of wireless technology and capability usually associated with General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) - that is, between the second and third generations of wireless technology. The second generation or 2G-level of wireless is usually identified as Global System for Mobile (GSM) service and the third generation or 3G-level is usually identified as Universal Mobile Telecommunication Service (UMTS). Each generation provides a higher data rate and additional capabilities. There is also a fourth generation (4G) of technology in the planning and research stages.

GPRS offers data speeds at 28 Kbps (and possibly higher) and is expected to be introduced in the 2001 through 2003 timeframe.

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • mobile hotspot

    - A mobile hotspot is wireless Internet connectivity that is enabled by a dedicated hardware device or a smartphone feature that shares the phone's cellular data. Mobile hotspots are also known as po... (WhatIs.com)

  • ORTC (Object Real-Time Communications)

    - ORTC (object real-time communications) is an open source component of WebRTC that enables mobile endpoints to talk to servers and Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. ORTC is un... (SearchUnifiedCommunications.com)

  • Wi-Fi Sense

    - Windows Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to get Internet access from public hotspots and private wireless local area networks (WLANs) that have been shared by friends. Although Wi-Fi Sense is en... (SearchSecurity.com)

Glossaries

  • Wireless technologies

    - Terms related to wireless technologies, including definitions about wireless devices and words and phrases about radio, microwave and infrared communication.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.