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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 "IEEE"?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is an organization of engineering professionals. It is probably best known for the work of its IEEE Standards Association, a standards body that defines specifications for many different technologies. For example, the IEEE Standards Association defines such wireless technologies as Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1) and WiFi (802.11).

Also known as: "IEEE Standards Association", "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers"

See Also: 802.15.1, 802.11

Referred to by: 802.11b, 802.11g, Bluetooth, standards body, WiFi, WiMAX

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