UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service) is a thirdgeneration (3G) broadband, packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates upto 2 megabits
per second (Mbps).
- Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a air
interface standard UMTS as a competitive open air-interface
standard for 3G wireless telecommunications.
- UMTS offers a consistent set of services to mobile computer and
phone users, which is not depend on the location. UMTS is based
on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication standard.
Once UMTS is available, computer and phone users can be
continuously connected to the Internet wherever they travel, will
have the same set of capabilities. Users will get access to internet
via combination of terrestrial wireless and satellite transmissions.
- A packet-switched connection that uses the Internet Protocol (IP),
that provides a virtual connection is always available.
- UMTS also makes it possible to provide new services like
alternative billing methods or calling plans. For instance, users can choose to pay-per-bit, pay-per-session, flat rate, or asymmetric
- The higher bandwidth of UMTS also enables other new services
like video conferencing.
- UMTS may allow the Virtual Home Environment (VHE) to fully
develop, where a roaming user can have the same services to either
at home, in the office or in the field through a combination of
transparent terrestrial and satellite connections.