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WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access)

Wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) is a standard third-generation (3G) wireless communication technology that’s used for digital mobile networks. Also known as wideband CDMA, it’s a channel-access method that allows multiple transmitters to send both voice and data simultaneously over the same communication channel. WCDMA uses spread spectrum technology, which allows multiple users to share bandwidth with no interference. Users can also install WCDMA modems on their portable tablets, laptops, and other devices.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access)

For business applications, WCDMA is considered to be more efficient than its second-generation predecessors, as well as more secure. Because it provides built-in encryption and relies on spread spectrum technology, WCDMA signals are much more difficult to detect. As a result, WCDMA provides more privacy for users—and therefore, more security for businesses.

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