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Ericsson to Triple EDGE Speeds

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Mar 16, 2007, 10:39 AM   by (staff)

Ericsson is working on a software upgrade to current GSM/EDGE networks that will boost data speeds up to 1 Mbps. Called EDGE Evolution, the enhancement will improve data performance by increasing coverage, latency and spectrum efficiency. The upgrade builds on the recent 3GPP standardization of EDGE Evolution and will have significant repercussions for the world's 2 billion GSM subscribers, providing broadband speeds for those not served by WCDMA/HSPA networks. Ericsson said the software will be available by 2009.

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Wireless Buddy

Mar 16, 2007, 12:26 PM

What a waste

Why don't they just use the time and funds to expand the WCDMA network TO cover those not currently covered. Rolling Eyes
Because it's cheaper. Along the same line, some developing GSM markets will likely not want to spend the money building out a 3G network. Given typical users data consumption rates (outside of Japan and Korea), it's not likely worth the investment i...
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Wireless Buddy said:
Why don't they just use the time and funds to expand the WCDMA network TO cover those not currently covered. Rolling Eyes


I don't think the back plains of Zimbabwe want to update a network that they ...
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I have to (dis)agree. By 2009 EDGE will be the equivolent of GPRS in usefulness, of not lousier.

If you were telling me this was coming out mid-year, then I would crap a filiment log.
Wireless Buddy said:
Why don't they just use the time and funds to expand the WCDMA network TO cover those not currently covered. Rolling Eyes


I just thought the same thing word for word.

Hell, by 2009 we'll have mov...
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