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Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World’s Leading Internet Communications Platform by Jim Courtney

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Appendix    A

Glossary

While every attempt has been made to focus on the personal user experience while avoiding reference to technology terms and background, occasionally there are some terms that creep into any conversation or discussion about Skype that may need some clarification. Hopefully this Glossary provides some of that clarification.

3G – A term related to the speed of a wireless carrier’s data service; means the carrier uses a third generation protocol that is significantly faster than 2G/EDGE protocols. HSPA and HSPA+ are faster enhanced versions of 3G. The most common protocol offered by wireless carriers after 2011; mobile phones offered in 2011 or later support at least 3G protocol.

4G/LTE – A term related to the speed of a wireless ...

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