Global System for Mobile Communications

(communications)   (GSM) One of the major standards for digital mobile communications. GSM was named after the "Groupe de travail Spéciale pour les services Mobiles" group of CEPT that wrote the first GSM specifications.

GSM is in use in over 60 countries and serving over one billion subscribers. The GSM standard is used in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands.

GPRS allows packet switched data communications over GSM, and is widely used for World Wide Web and electronic mail access from mobile devices.

Last updated: 2005-01-26