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07:47 Jul 25, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: WAP, GPRS, PDA, UMTS, DSL
All are abbreviations having to do with audio compression, and are already in English as they stand. Could someone give me the expressions in full (and/or the English abbreviation in case it is not already in English)? The first four are used in a context comparing frame rates, and DSL is in a comparison with cables and modems.
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English translation:>> see below <<
Explanation:
WAP = Wireless Application Protocol
GPRS = General Packet Radio Service
PDA = Personal Digital Assistant (palm-sized microprocessor-based computer-like device)
UMTS = Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems
DSL = Digital Subscriber Line (currently the fastest wire-based data connection)

And, just for drill, here are a few similar terms you may run across in the context of wireless personal data communications:
GMRS = General Mobile Radio Service
GPS = Global Positioning System (satellite-based navigation and location system)
ADSL = Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

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Explanation:
WAP = Wireless Application Protocol
GPRS = General Packet Radio Service
PDA = Personal Digital Assistant (palm-sized microprocessor-based computer-like device)
UMTS = Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems
DSL = Digital Subscriber Line (currently the fastest wire-based data connection)

And, just for drill, here are a few similar terms you may run across in the context of wireless personal data communications:
GMRS = General Mobile Radio Service
GPS = Global Positioning System (satellite-based navigation and location system)
ADSL = Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line




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