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Top message:  GPRS vs. EDGE? by agiannot   Jan 4, 2005, 10:33 PM

Replying to:  Re: GPRS vs. EDGE? by techjunkiegirl   Jan 5, 2005, 9:21 PM

Re: GPRS vs. EDGE?

by terryjohnson16    Jan 5, 2005, 9:24 PM

Very Happy here:

Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) is a third-generation (3G) high-speed mobile data and Internet access technology, with theoretical peak rates of 473 kbps and average throughput of 110-130 kbps. The average rates are fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including streaming audio and video, fast Internet access and large file downloads. EDGE also can support “push-to-talk” services.

EDGE is occasionally referred to as Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS) because it increases the capacity and data throughput of GPRS by three to four times. Like GPRS, EDGE is a packet-based service, which provides customers with a constant data connection.

EDGE is the result of an effort between TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) operators and vendors to develop a common set of 3G standards that support high-speed data. EDGE is a major component of UWC-136, the 3G standard proposed by TDMA carriers. In July 2000, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which sets telecom standards for worldwide use, approved EDGE as a 3G standard. Other key groups that have endorsed EDGE include the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the GSM Association (GSMA), the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), as well as 3G Americas.

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