January 10, 2002

Nokia jockeys for 3G edge

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: "The battle for 3G (third generation) wireless supremacy in the United States has been joined in earnest with the announcement by Nokia that the Finnish telecommunications giant has begun shipping commercial EDGE (enhanced data for GSM evolution) hardware to carriers in North America. EDGE technology is based on the GSM (global system for mobile communications) standard and provides packet data transmission rates of up to as 473 kilobits per second (kbps), which is more than fast enough to support 3G features such as streaming media as well as increased voice capacity"
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