third generation (3G)The next generation of mobile telephone services after second generation (2G). 3G technologies permit the transmission of data at up to 2 mbps (2,000,000 bits of data per second). This provides much faster access by mobile telephone to, for example, e-mail and website services on the internet, and facilitates access to broadband services such as video.
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