EDGE for now?


UMTS will eventually come, but for now EDGE is pretty good, says ABI Research, and expects faster roll out through 2005. It is an easy upgrade says Ray Jodoin, principal analyst of wireless infrastructure research. “A lot of the more recent GSM/GPRS base stations that have been built are EDGE-compatible,” he notes, “so it’s principally a software upgrade that is eminently affordable.” More than 100 GSM service providers worldwide have already committed to EDGE. Now my hope is that T-Mobile USA is paying attention!

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