Nokia delivers EDGE technology globally
Nokia today announced that volume deliveries of EDGE hardware across all major GSM bands and in all continents have commenced.
EDGE (enhanced data rates for global evolution) features are part of the GSM specifications and it is a 3G technology defined by ITU and 3GPP. EDGE is an important part of the smooth evolution to GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA multiradio networks. Together EDGE and WCDMA ensure fastest adoption of 3G multimedia services for all mobile subscribers
With EDGE, operators can provide consumers with a three-fold increase in data-rates and capacity through their GSM/GPRS networks. EDGE offers full backwards compatibility to GSM/GPRS services.
To support operators preparing their networks for EDGE launches, Nokia has started deliveries of GSM/EDGE capable carrier units to Nokia UltraSite EDGE Base Stations on all GSM frequency bands (800, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz).