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Understanding the Internet: A Clear Guide to Internet Technologies by Keith Sutherland

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Chapter 15

WAP, UMTSand Bluetooth

The Future

During the time of writing this book there has been a great deal of talk about the new “wireless” Internet. At the moment this technology is in its infancy but it promises to deliver a great deal to a potentially new and very large audience. Three important new technologies underpin this “wireless” revoloution:

  • WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) – provides the equivalent of the traditional HTML-based Web applications and services;
  • UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) – the new 3G (third generation) mobile phone standard providing greater bandwidth and increased functionality to the mobile phone; and
  • Bluetooth – both an industry consortium and a new technology aimed at providing wireless ...

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