After 3GPP industry standardization of EDGE Evolution, Ericsson has planned the achievement of data speeds of up to 1Mbps in current GSM networks by 2009. EDGE Evolution is going to increase data speeds by up to 300 percent, thus improving latency, coverage, and spectrum efficiency. This optimization will serve as an important complement to high-speed WCDMA/HSPA networks.
Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson, says: "Ericsson EDGE Evolution builds on 3GPP's industry standardization of agreed technology improvements and reflects Ericsson's prediction that the current trend towards EDGE-capable GSM networks and terminals is set to continue.Ericsson is committed to offering improved data communications such as mobile broadband, and we will leverage our expertise evolving fixed and mobile infrastructure to provide future-proof investment in Ericsson GSM networks."
By increasing data performance and capacity Ericsson EDGE brings 3G capability to the GSM network.
Ericsson being the leader of the EDGE supplier, providing innovative solutions is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.