What Does Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) Mean?Integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN) is a mobile telecommunications technology from Motorola. Although mainly a cellular network technology, iDEN is best known for supporting cell phones with push-to-talk (PTT) capability that function as walkie-talkies. Although iDEN has some similarities with traditional PTT systems, it also offers many advantages.
Unlike in traditional PTT, iDEN end users are no longer subject to U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing requirements. Additionlly, iDEN supports wider roaming capabilities, allowing a substantial increase in coverage area. Other advantages include better call quality, as a result of using higher frequencies and digital technology, and the ability to make private as well as group calls.