What is full form of GPRS in mobile
The expansion of GPRS is General Packet Radio Service. It is a technology most commonly used in Mobile Phone networks. It is an extension of the GSM (Global System for Mobile) technology.
In India, it is the standard used by most operators such as AirTel, Hutch, Aircel and BSNL.
The competing standard, CDMA (short for Code Division Multiple Access) is used by operators such as Reliance Mobile and Tata Indicom, though I read in today's Business Line that Reliance now has paid for entry into GPRS.
Since, compared to GSM, CDMA is a newer technology (developed by Qualcomm), allows for faster data transfers, and uses less energy (more battery life!), GSM operators tried to compensate with better technologies such as GPRS and EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution).
I hope this answered your question!
2G cellular systems combined with GPRS is often described as "2.5G", that is, a technology between the second (2G) and third (3G) generations of mobile telephony. It provides moderate speed data transfer, by using unused Time division multiple access (TDMA) channels in, for example, the GSM system. Originally there was some thought to extend GP ...more
GPRS works on GPRS cellphones as well as laptops and portable devices that have GPRS modems. Users have typically experienced downstream data rates up to 80 Kbps. GPRS is not the same as GSM's short messaging service (GSM-SMS), which is limited to messages of 160 bytes in length. GPRS was superseded by EDGE, which changed the modulation method to increase speed.