The aim of this tutorial is to provide some insight into the technical details of the different technologies that exists for 3G wireless communication. The tutorial begins with a short overview of the different technologies that exist for 3G wireless communication. This also includes an overview of the related specification and standardization activities technologies In the second part of the tutorial, a more detailed description of the different 3G wireless technologies, Wideband CDMA (WCDMA), cdma2000, and UTRA TDD, is given. The main focus is on the physical layer but some higher-layer aspects are also discussed. Next, the differences between the different 3G technologies are highlighted. The third part of the tutorial covers the evolution of 3G wireless technologies. In this part, WCDMA HSDPA, WCDMA Enhanced uplink, and cdma2000 1xEV are covered.