Gartner Research

Fast Movement Toward the Next Stage: 2.5G

Published: 15 January 2001

ID: G0094827

Analyst(s): Sauk-Hun Song


The mobile telecommunications market in Asia/Pacific and Japan is changing rapidly. In particular, mobile telecommunications networks are moving quickly to "second-and-a-half-generation" (2.5G) technology such as General Packet Radio Service, IS-95B and IS-95C. This document analyzes the 2.5G market in these regions.

Table Of Contents
  • The Move to 2.5G
  • Reasons for Moving to 2.5G
  • Operators
    • GSM Operators
    • CDMA Operators
  • 2.5G Deployment
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective

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