CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Groupe Speciale Mobile (or Global System for Mobile Communications)
This digital cellular system is widely used in Europe. It allows eight simultaneous calls on the same radio frequency. The audio encoding subset of the GSM standard is well known to computer users because its data compression and decompression techniques (codecs) are also used for Web-phone communication and for encoding WAV and AIFF files.
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