Definition of 2G in English:

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[mass noun]
A digital mobile communications standard allowing for voice calls and limited data transmission: 3G handles both voice and data much more efficiently than 2G [as modifier]: 2G networks
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  • Battery life has also been improved, with the new phones only slightly worse than existing 2G phones, according to the FT.
  • The downside is cost: WiFi chipsets are eight to ten times more expensive than 2G voice chipsets.
  • Soon many people will have a 3G phone - which they will use on 2G networks.


1990s: abbreviation of second generation.

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