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3G (or 3-G) is short for third-generation mobile telephone technology. The services associated with 3G provide the ability to transfer both voice data (a telephone call) and non-voice data (such as downloading software, exchanging email, and instant messaging).

Some standards related to 3G include wideband CDMA (WCDMA), managed by the 3GPP organisation, and CDMA2000.

As of 2003, countries having established 3G networks include: Australia, Italy, Hong Kong, Israel, Austria, Romania, the UK, and Sweden.

See also: 2G

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