Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)

Transmission of data (voice, video, and multimedia) over broadband digital wireless networks. Based on GSM communication standards, UMTS works at 2 megabits per second (Mbps) and higher speeds over packet-switched networks to provide continuous connection with the internet from any location or while roaming. In contrast, other wireless systems work over circuit-switched networks and are therefore dependent upon circuit availability.

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