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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "GPS"?

The Global Positioning System is a series of satellites owned by the US government that broadcasts signals that GPS receivers on the surface of the planet can use to determine position through triangulation. The term GPS is often used to refer to a GPS receiver, such as those used in cars and sometimes found in mobile phones.

Also known as: "Global Positioning System"

Referred to by: A-GPS, LightSquared

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