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generic access method

See GAN.



GAN

(Generic Access Method) A standard for roaming between GSM cellular networks and wireless local networks (Wi-Fi LANs) from the 3GPP. Previously known as "Unified Mobile Access" (UMA), it allows dual-mode handsets to seamlessly switch between networks. GAN networks enable cellphones to obtain service inside buildings that might otherwise be difficult. See dual-mode handset and cellular generations.



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