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WiDEN (Wideband Integrated Digital Enhanced Network)

WiDEN (Wideband Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is an upgraded version of iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network), a wireless communications technology originally developed by Motorola in 1993 and deployed by Nextel in 1996 to combine the capabilities of digital cellular telephone, two-way radio, alphanumeric pager and data/fax modem in a single network.

WiDEN offers four times the bandwidth of conventional iDEN technology and is available in most locations served by the Nextel network. The purpose of iDEN and WiDEN are to give mobile communications users convenient access to information without having to carry multiple devices. 

This was last updated in March 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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