What is General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)?
Networking , Technology & Science / July 14, 2018

GSM was the most successful second generation cellular technology, but the need for higher data rates spawned new developments to enable data to be transferred at much higher rates. The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is an enhancement to the existing GSM network infrastructure and provides a connectionless packet data service. The same cellular base-stations that support voice calls are used to support GPRS and as a consequence GPRS can be used wherever it is possible to make a voice call. GPRS roaming agreements exist with a large number of countries and this means users can use GPRS devices whilst abroad. GPRS is based on internet Protocols (IP) and enables users to utilize a wide range of applications – email and internet and/or intranet resources for instance. With throughput rates of up to 40 Kbit/s, users have a similar access speed to a dial-up modem, but with the convenience of being able to connect from anywhere. Basic Overview of GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a service within the GSM network, just like the two most popular services SMS and voice connections. GPRS is used for transmitting data in the GSM network in from of packets. The connection to…

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