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UMB (Ultra Mobile Broadband) is the brand name for the project within 3GPP2 to improve Mobile communication
the CDMA2000 mobile phone standard for next generation applications and requirements. The
system is based upon Internet (TCP/IP) networking technologies running over a next GSM / UMTS (3GPP) Family
generation radio system, with peak rates of up to 280 Mbit/s. Its designers intend for the system GSM (2G)
to be more efficient and capable of providing more services than the technologies it replaces.
Commercialization is unlikely as Qualcomm, its main developer, 3GPP2 and major CDMA GPRS


carriers are concentrating on LTE instead. [1] EDGE Evolution
To provide compatibility with the systems it replaces, UMB supports handoffs with other HSCSD
technologies including existing CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO systems. However 3GPP2 UMTS (3G)
added this functionality to LTE, allowing LTE to become the single upgrade path for all
wireless networks. HSPA


According to the technology market research firm ABI Research, Ultra-Mobile Broadband HSPA+
might be "dead on arrival"[2]. No carrier has announced plans to adopt UMB, and most CDMA UMTS-TDD
carriers in Australia, USA, China, Japan and Korea have already announced plans to adopt TD-CDMA

UMTS Rev. 8 (Pre-4G)

1 Summary HSOPA (Super 3G)
2 Features
3 Fourth-Generation Cellular Technology Benefits CDMA (3GPP2) Family
4 References cdmaOne (2G)
5 External links CDMA2000 (3G)
6 See also

Summary UMB (Pre-4G)

OFDMA-based air interface AMPS Family

Frequency Division Duplex AMPS (1G)
Scalable bandwidth between 1.25-20 MHz (OFDMA systems are especially well suited
for wider bandwidths larger than 5 MHz) TACS / ETACS

Supports mixed cell sizes, e.g., macro-cellular, micro-cellular & pico-cellular. D-AMPS (2G)
IP network architecture
Supports flat, centralized and mixed topologies Other Technologies
Data speeds over 275 Mbit/s downstream and over 75 Mbit/s upstream Pre Cellular

Features PTT
Significantly higher data rates & reduced latencies using FL advanced antenna AMTS
techniques OLT
MIMO, SDMA and Beamforming MTD
Higher RL sector capacity with quasi-orthogonal reverse link Autotel / PALM
Increased cell edge user data rates using adaptive interference management ARP
Dynamic fractional frequency reuse
Distributed RL power control based on other cell interference
Real time services enabled by fast seamless L1/L2 handoffs
Independent RL & FL handoffs provide better airlink and handoff performance
Power optimization through use of quick paging and semi-connected state Mobitex
Low-overhead signaling using flexible airlink resource management DataTAC
Fast access and request using RL CDMA control channels 2G
New scalable IP architecture supports inter-technology handoffs
New handoff mechanisms support real-time services throughout the network and iDEN
across different airlink technologies PDC
CSD 7/22/2008
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Fast acquisition and efficient multi-carrier operation through use of beacons

Multi-carrier configuration supports incremental deployment & mix of low-complexity WiDEN
& wideband devices

Fourth-Generation Cellular Technology Benefits iBurst

UMB is intended to be a so-called fourth-generation technology. These technologies use a high WiBro
bandwidth, low latency, underlying TCP/IP network with high level services such as voice built GAN (UMA)
on top. While no 4G networks have been deployed yet, the much greater amount of bandwidth,
and much lower latencies, should enable the use of various application types that have Channel Access Methods
previously been impossible, while continuing to deliver high quality (or higher quality) voice
services. The improved bandwidths of the network provided by more efficient technologies FDMA
may also result in networks with better capacity. OFDMA
UMB's use of OFDMA eliminates many of the disadvantages of the CDMA technology used CDMA
by its predecessor, including the "breathing" phenomenon, the difficulty of adding capacity via
microcells, and the fixed bandwidth sizes that limit the total bandwidth available to handsets.
Frequency bands

References Cellular
1. ^
2. ^ "A Poor Market Outlook for Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) Says ABI Research, but
Qualcomms Future Still Secure" (2007).

External links
3GPP2 Standards and specifications
CDMA Development Group (CDG)

See also
3GPP2, CDMA2000
LTE - the predominant standard for 4G

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