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iDEN - A Motorola Inc. enhanced specialized mobile radio network technology that combines two-way radio, telephone, text messaging and data transmission into one network.

iMode - iMode is a brand and a service of wireless Internet connection at the touch of a button on a cell phone. NTT DoCoMo[1]started this service in February 1999 in Japan and obtained over six million subscribers 14 month later.

Intelligent Agent - On the Internet, an intelligent agent (or simply an agent) is a program that gathers information or performs some other service without your immediate presence and on some regular schedule.

IP - The Internet Protocol (IP) is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each computer (known as a host) on the Internet has at least one address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet.

IPv6 - The latest level of the Internet Protocol (IP) and is now included as part of IP support in many products including the major computer operating systems.

IrDA - Infrared Data Association. An industry-sponsored organization set up in 1993 to create international standards for the hardware and software used in infrared communication links. In this special form of radio transmission, a focused ray of light in the infrared frequency spectrum, measured in terahertz, or trillions of hertz (cycles per second), is modulated with information and sent from a transmitter to a receiver over a relatively short distance.

IS-136 - The latest generation of the digital standard time division multiple access technology (TDMA).

IS-41 - The network standard that allows all switches to exchange information about subscribers.

IS-54 - The first generation of the digital standard time division multiple access technology (TDMA).

IS-95 - The standard for code division multiple access (CDMA).

ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network. A set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire as well as over other media.

IVR - Interactive Voice Response. A software application that accepts a combination of voice telephone input and touch-tone keypad selection and provides appropriate responses in the form of voice, fax, callback, e-mail and perhaps other media.

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