Telewide Enterprises Limited

3G

Like GPRS, data transmission is packet-switched, and can reach rates of up to 2 megabits per second. This standard will therefore foster the development of multimedia applications, such as m-commerce, local services, remote control services, interactive games and videos. 3G has been adopted by the leading players in the mobile telephone sector (network operators, phone manufacturers and infrastructure providers). The standard requires the deployment of a comprehensive infrastructure which is more complex than the one used for GSM. It therefore requires heavy investment in licences and infrastructures. Associated with this new standard, the MMS - Multimedia Messaging Service - will supplement the SMS offering. Telewide is keeping up with the growth of this market closely by researching messaging services which will work on the 3G network and partnering with pioneering mobile operators to launch pilot services.