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French term or phrase:GPRS
English translation:GPRS
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13:21 Jul 29, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: GPRS
This appears to be some kind of mobile phone network.

Funny how the acronym finder here only appears after you have asked the question :-)
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 04:59
GPRS
Explanation:
GPRS = General Packet Radio Service

The same acronym is used in French.

See examples:

"On attendait depuis déjà quelques années le lancement en France de la technologie mobile de génération dite "2,5": le GPRS. Diminutif de General Packet Radio Service, ce protocole réseau s'appuie sur un mode de transmission de données par paquets - distinct de celui des communications vocales. Objectif : offrir aux terminaux mobiles une connexion Internet permanente... et environ 7 fois plus rapide que le GSM actuel. "
- http://solutions.journaldunet.com/0105/010523sfr.shtml

"The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a new nonvoice value added service that allows information to be sent and received across a mobile telephone network. It supplements today's Circuit Switched Data and Short Message Service. GPRS is NOT related to GPS (the Global Positioning System), a similar acronym that is often used in mobile contexts. "

"General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is an enhancement to existing GSM and TDMA networks that introduces packet data transmission, enabling "always on" mobility. This means that users can choose to be permanently logged on to e-mail, Internet access and other services, but do not have to pay for these services unless sending or receiving information. When EDGE is added to GPRS, these data rates will increase up to 384kbit/s."
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na +1GPRS
jgal
naSometimes French texts include english acronyms... Could this be the case?
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh


  

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GPRS


Explanation:
GPRS = General Packet Radio Service

The same acronym is used in French.

See examples:

"On attendait depuis déjà quelques années le lancement en France de la technologie mobile de génération dite "2,5": le GPRS. Diminutif de General Packet Radio Service, ce protocole réseau s'appuie sur un mode de transmission de données par paquets - distinct de celui des communications vocales. Objectif : offrir aux terminaux mobiles une connexion Internet permanente... et environ 7 fois plus rapide que le GSM actuel. "
- http://solutions.journaldunet.com/0105/010523sfr.shtml

"The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a new nonvoice value added service that allows information to be sent and received across a mobile telephone network. It supplements today's Circuit Switched Data and Short Message Service. GPRS is NOT related to GPS (the Global Positioning System), a similar acronym that is often used in mobile contexts. "

"General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is an enhancement to existing GSM and TDMA networks that introduces packet data transmission, enabling "always on" mobility. This means that users can choose to be permanently logged on to e-mail, Internet access and other services, but do not have to pay for these services unless sending or receiving information. When EDGE is added to GPRS, these data rates will increase up to 384kbit/s."



    Reference: http://www.gsmworld.com/technology/gprs.html
    Reference: http://www.ericsson.com/3g/how/gprs.shtml
jgal
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agree  Mats Wiman
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Sometimes French texts include english acronyms... Could this be the case?


Explanation:
GPRS.General Packet Radio Service
GPRS Generalized Partial Response Signaling
GPRS Global Packet Radio Service (less common)
GPRS Global Personnel Recovery System

Just an idea. Perhaps it fits your text.

Regards,

BSD


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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