The third generation (3G) mobile communication system is the next big thing in the world of mobile telecommunications. The first generation included analog mobile phones [e.g., Total Access Communications Systems (TACS), Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT), and Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS)], and the second generation (2G) included digital mobile phones [e.g., global system for mobile communications (GSM), personal digital cellular (PDC), and digital AMPS (D-AMPS)].
Although the number of cellular subscribers continues to grow worldwide , the predominantly speech-, data- and e-mail-oriented services are expected to be enriched by a whole host of new services in the near future. Thus the performance of the recently standardised Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)third-generation (3G) mobile systems is expected to become comparableto, if not better than, that of their wired counterparts.
3G mobile applications integrate the functions of modern
consumer electronics with mobile phones. This can be clearly
seen on the increasing trend of using 3G phones as an all in one