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Basic Rate Interface. A BRI line is one of two access methods for connecting a phone system to ISDN. A BRI has two 64 Kbps B channels and one 16 Kbps D channel


CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)
A technology for digital transmission of radio signals between a mobile phone and a radio base station, for example. In CDMA, a frequency is divided into a number of codes.

CSD (Circuit switch data)
Information that is transmitted through a system or network by establishing a persistent and dedicated connection ('circuit').


In digital wireless phone systems, voice sounds are converted (encoded) to a binary stream of data that "describes" the sound. On the other end, the digital signal is decoded and used to reconstruct the sound.


A technology that gives GSM and TDMA similar capacity to handle services for the third generation of mobile telephony. EDGE was developed to enable the transmission of large amounts of data at a high speed, 384 kilobits per second

A European dedicated phone connection that supports a data rate of 2.048 Mbps. An E1 line consists of 32 channels, each of which supports a rate of 64 Kbps


Fixed Wireless Terminal
A Fixed Wireless Terminal is a mobile phone like device that produces a dial tone and allows for the connection of landline type devices such as telephones, fax machines and computers.


GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)
A packet-linked technology that enables high-speed (up to 115 kilobit per second) wireless Internet and other mobile data communications

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications)

Originally developed as a pan-European standard for digital mobile phones, GSM has become the world's most widely used mobile system. It is used on the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies in Europe, Asia and Australia, and the 1900 MHz frequency in North America and Latin America.

GSM 850
GSM technology with a cellular frequency band (800/850Mhz) operating mainly in the USA. Both the technology and the frequency have been around for a long time, but only in 2002 were they combined.

GSM 900
GSM 900, or just GSM, is the world's most widely used digital network and now operating in over 100 countries around the world, particularly in Europe and Asia Pacific.

GSM 1800
Also known as DCS 1800 or PCN, GSM 1800 is a digital network working on a frequency of 1800 MHz. It is used in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Australia.

GSM 1900
Also known as PCS 1900, GSM 1900 is a digital network working on a frequency of 1900 MHz. It is used in the US and Canada and is scheduled for parts of Latin America and Africa.



High-Speed Downlink Packet Access. Also known as 3.5G, being the next generation of 3G. HSDPA is a mobile telephony protocol providing high data transmission speeds to mobile devices. Speeds range between 1-7mbps


IP Fax
The T.38 IP Fax protocol is the prefered method for sending faxes over the 3G mobile network. A fixed wireless terminal will need internet active to send and receive faxes using a standard fax machine using this method




Least Cost Routing (LCR)
Least cost routing is the process that provides customers with the cheapest telephone calls costs by routing via the best method. This could include via the landline carrier, mobile (using a fixed wireless terminal) or VOIP.





A PBX (private branch exchange) is a telephone system within an enterprise that switches calls between enterprise users on local lines while allowing all users to share a certain number of external phone lines. The main purpose of a PBX is to save the cost of requiring a line for each user to the telephone company's central office.

Primary Rate Interface. A PRI line is one of two access methods for connecting a phone system to ISDN. A PRI has 30 64kbps B (bearer) channels and one 64kbps D (data) channel




SMS (short message service)
Available on digital networks allowing messages of up to 160 characters to be sent and received via the network operator's message centre to your mobile device.



3G stands for 3rd-generation. Analogue mobile phones were the first generation. Digital marked the second generation. 3G is loosely defined, but generally includes high data speeds, always-on data access, and greater voice capacity.

3G 850
UTMS technology with a cellular frequency band (850Mhz) operating mainly in the USA, Canada and Australia.

3G 1900
UTMS technology with a cellular frequency band (1900Mhz) operating mainly in the USA and Canada.

3G 2100
UTMS technology with a cellular frequency band (2100Mhz) operating in Europe, Asia and Australia


UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)
The name for the third generation mobile phone standard in Europe, standardised by ETSI




A wireless version of the LAN. Provides access to the LAN even when the user is not in the office

WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access)
A technology for wideband digital radio communications of Internet, multimedia, video and other capacity-demanding applications. WCDMA has been selected for the third generation of mobile phone systems in Europe, Japan and the United States. The technology is also the principal alternative being discussed in other parts of the world, notably Asia.

WLL (Wireless Local Loop)
A wireless connection of a telephone in a home or office to a fixed telephone network.




Fixed Wireless Terminal

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Ericsson W35 3G Fixed Wireless Terminal

  • Voice / IP Fax / Internet - 7.2mbps
  • Tri-band WCDMA (850/1900/2100)
  • Quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
  • RJ11 Interface
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Ethernet Port
  • 4 port 10/100 Mbit Router
  • WiFi 802.11

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