Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

  • UMTS
German: Universales Mobiles Telekommunikationssystem
Japanese: ユニバーサル移動通信システム

Communications engineering. Third generation of mobile communication systems which is considered as an improvement of the second generation of mobile communication systems (2G, GSM) due to its higher data rate. UMTS offers a diversity of multimedia applications (image and video transmission) as well as terrestrial and satellite based propagation. UMTS devices use frequencies between 1900 MHz and 2170 MHz..

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