Does UMTS mean the same as 3G?
Yes, the word UMTS stands for 3G. UMTS is the dominant 3G solution being developed, representing an evolution from the GSM network standards, interoperating with a GSM core network. UMTS will use a wideband CDMA technology for transmission, and a more efficient modulation than GSM. This will allow UMTS to reach higher utilization, and offer higher bandwidth to the end-user. UMTS stands for “Universal Mobile Telecommunication Standard”. back to top For whom 3G is interesting / reasonable Basically 3G / UMTS is suitable for customers that want to use mobile data services, like downloading large e-mails with attachments or streaming videos or simply surfing the web at high speed. UMTS offers a data transmission rate which customers until now had only known from fixed lines. Consequently they can use regular Internet services and content also while on the move.