Compare GSM and GPRS technologies.
|GSM is standard bearer of 2G technologies.||GPRS is he upgrade over the basic GSM features. It allow the mobile handset to obtain much higher data speed than what standard GSM can offers.|
|In GSM, traffic and signaling follow different multi-frame structure. i.e. 51 frame MF used for signaling and 26 frame MF used for traffic.||In GPRS, traffic and signaling both follow common multi-frame structure. i.e. 52 frame MF used for both signaling as well as traffic.|
|GSM used circuit switching traffic.||GPRS used for packet switching traffic.|
|In GSM, UE will be in two states i.e IDLE and READY.||In GPRS, UE will be in three states i.e IDLE, READY and STANDBY.|
|In GSM, time slot is allocated both in uplink and downlink. due to these radio resource allocation is GSM is called as Symmetric.||In GPRS, radio resource allocation is asymmetric. For example it is possible to allocate the time slot only in downlink not in uplink when user is only downloading the file.|
|In GSM, location area concept is used.||In GPRS, routing area concept is used.|