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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 "downlink"?

The downlink part of a network connection on a mobile device is used to receive, or download, data to the mobile device from the remote server. The uplink connection is used to send data from the mobile device back to the remote server.

See Also: uplink

Referred to by: 3G, CSD, EDGE, EDGE Evolution, EV-DO Rev. A, EV-DV, Evolved HSPA, GPRS, MediaFLO, UMTS

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