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Comprehensive glossary of mobile industry terminology
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Collectively refers to the USA and Canadian country code: 1. The +1 marketplace is a significantly important destination for operators around the world – essentially as it is how people can text or call others in the USA and Canada.
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Ten-Digit Long Code (or 10-Digit Long Code) – this describes the long-standing “project” of US-based mobile operators to fully sanction long code A2P traffic, leveraging the inter-carrier P2P ecosystem. This project requires both carrier integration as well as contractual updates to numerous customers and a migration period.
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Second Generation Mobile Network. 2G networks were commercially launched on the GSM standard in Finland in 1991.  2G technologies enabled the various networks to provide services such as text messages, picture messages, and MMS (multimedia messages).
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Third Generation Mobile Network. 3G was the upgrade for 2G  networks, and provided faster data transfer, high data speeds, always-on data access and greater voice capacity. The high data speeds enabled full motion video, high-speed internet access and videoconferencing. 
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Third-Generation Partnership Project - An organization focused on GSM network standards. Also referred to as 3GPP.
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Third-Generation Partnership Project 2 - An organization focused on CDMA network standards. Also referred to as 3GPP2.
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Fourth Generation mobile network. Marketed as 4G LTE, it is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements. The standard is developed by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project).
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Fifth Generation mobile network. 5G defines the next generation of mobile networks beyond (4G) LTE and LTE-Advanced.  This is a 3GPP standard in Release 15 and beyond.
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