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Wide-band Code-Division Multiple Access (WCDMA)

Definition

A 3G technology that increases data transmission rates in GSM systems by using the CDMA air interface instead of TDMA. WCDMA is based on CDMA and is the technology used in UMTS. WCDMA was adopted as a standard by the ITU under the name “IMT-2000 direct spread”.  (Adapted from Wi-Fi Planet.)

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