The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. We connect to it through our computers and modems. WAP and GPRS are the technical standard for accessing information over a wireless network. This is what we use on our mobile phones and smartphones to browse the web and sites, check emails.
The essence of GPRS technology
GPRS (Packet Data Service) is an add-on to GSM that expands the functionality of the network
When GSM technology reached its peak, GPRS was created to complement it. GPRS was launched for commercial use in 2000. GPRS is a mobile packet data transmission protocol focused on the transmission of IP packets to external networks. This service is compatible with 2G and 3G networks. Payment for GPRS services depends on the amount of data transferred. This technology has brought many new features such as multimedia messaging (MMS) reception, internet access, push to talk services and internet applications.
The essence of WAP technology
WAP is an adjunct to the wireless protocol, which is a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network. This allows different people to access information through WAP browsers. WAP uses the WML markup language, which is integrated into every portable device. Markup language is a tool for viewing pages on the small screen of your phone.
Traditional web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari allow you to access web pages on the Internet. However, these pages are overflowing with data: high resolution images, text content, etc. WAP solves this problem. When viewing the same pages via mobile, all content is displayed in text form.
The difference between WAP and GPRS is very significant. GPRS is a method of connecting to the Internet via a telephone. WAP is a protocol that is built into mobile web browsers.
Besides, GPRS connection is used not only for Internet access. There are many applications and programs that use GPRS to transfer data and information. One of them are SMS services or text messages. Using GPRS allows you to send more messages within a short time compared to traditional methods.
1. GPRS is a way to connect to the Internet, while WAP is a protocol that runs over GPRS.
2. WAP is only suitable for GPRS connection.
3. There are also other services using GPRS independently of WAP.
4. WAP can also be used in EDGE and even 3G networks.