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Definition of the noun 1G
What does 1G mean as a name of something?
- [retronym] Analog cell phone network technology.
1G refers to the first generation of wireless telephone technology. These are the analog telecommunications standards that were introduced in the 1980s and continued until being replaced by 2G digital telecommunications. The main difference between the two mobile telephone systems, is that the radio signals used by 1G networks are analog, while 2G networks are digital.